How To Obtain More In America

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Obtaining “More” in America In President Barack Obama’s inaugural speech in Washington D.C. on January 21, 2013, he spoke of the American values that will move our nation to prosperity and his speech carried the pure optimism that America is known for. Below is an excerpt from President Obama’s speech: “An economic recovery has begun. America's possibilities are limitless, for we possess all the qualities that this world without boundaries demands: youth and drive; diversity and openness; an endless capacity for risk and a gift for reinvention. My fellow Americans, we are made for this moment, and we will seize it — so long as we seize it together. For we, the people, understand that our country cannot succeed when a shrinking few do…show more content…
In the 1800s developers would build a town and pay people to relocate, in hopes of others to follow. Once the appearance of a town was formed they were free to move on to the next town to create the same illusion. The reasons for doing so were to double their money and keeps America booming. For centuries, America has been viewed as the “land of opportunity” - a place where people from other countries migrate to in hopes of a second chance at creating a better life for themselves and/or their family. You often hear foreigners quote that they want to come to America to live “the American Dream.” This “American Dream” refers to the opportunity to achieve upward economic mobility in America and obtain the “more” that many Americans (and foreigners) chase after. Europeans that lived in poverty in their country would risk their lives migrating to America for a better opportunity. Immigrants who do make it to America begin to live by the core American values that will push individuals towards achieving and obtaining “more”. America will not run out of “more” long as there is a chance and opportunity; one adapts the American core
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