America is portrayed as a land with a bright future that needs the people suffering from the injustices to fight for what they deserve. It is up to those who are underprivileged to stand up and fight for their rights. Those who are living the American dream are not going to willingly give up their own freedom and rights to give it to other groups, who they see as undeserving. Contrary to their belief, all Americans are worthy of the American dream under the United States Constitution. It states, "We hold these truths to be self-evident: that all men are created equal; that they are endowed by their Creator with certain inalienable rights; that among these are life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness."
We are governed by public and private interests. These interests are based on our very own constitution that is set up to give everyone an opportunity to succeed in our growing culture. American Exceptionalism is partially a reflection of our nation’s long history, but Americans can tend to be ethnocentric and judge other cultures by the standards of their own. When a lot of people think of America, they think about a country that is made up of a mixing bowl of races and ethnicities. They think of a culture that is founded on constitutional rights and god given freedoms that everyone should have.
What is the American Dream? By Jachael Brooks What if I told you that you could have the ultimate freedom, equality and opportunity in life that you want and deserve? Well you can! It’s called the American Dream. The American Dream is something that all people in America aspire to have.
Rights and Freedoms Guaranteed to All American Citizens It is not contested that throughout America that the turning point in American history is when the Constitution of the United States of America and the Bill of Rights were crested and applied to all the people of the United States of America. To understand the importance of the Bill of Rights, individuals should understand that a large number of United States citizens came from their home lands where the government of the homeland took control of its people and their property. Colonists did not want to be controlled anymore by England. Americans developed an "American Spirit" of sorts that understood the terrors of tyranny. The Bills of Rights were written to insure all people of the United States all of the freedoms in the Constitution.
"Freedom for all" has always only ever come with the footnote, "some restrictions may apply." Hughes protested on how America made of, it was still controlled by the strong and rich, while the minority suffers. The immigrants came to grasp the ‘American dream’ but They ended up in the same old evil chain and found that their dream almost died. They cannot enjoy the freedom and the opportunity that this country had even though they did the big job of building America. However, we could see that the people told in the poem did not want to give up.
Throughout history the United States of America has been the arriving place for immigrants in search of a better life. America is perceived as the land where endless opportunities are available. The greatest explanation of the “American dream” is in Martin Luther King Jr.’s speech, he expressed his vision of equality, opportunity, and freedom. Dr. King’s powerful voice was the evidence of truth. At the time of his speech African Americans were not free, while the Declaration of Independence stated that all men are created equal.
Are we not all created equal? I have a dream today. I have a dream that one day we live up to what we want credit for, the melting pot of the world. We will not force them to change their culture in any way except that they learn ours. In achieving this, not only will we be more diverse, but more American.
They imagined the United States as a land of freedom, where all persons enjoys equality before the law, could worship as they pleased , enjoyed economic opportunity. ( Foner 697). Immigrants came filled with dreams to pursue a better life and to share the freedom and prosperity of the United States. Most likely, freedom for them was an economic ambition; a desire to escape from hopeless poverty and achieve a standard living impossible at home. Despite of the immigrants' convention that America is the dream land where they can achieve
The American Dream Myth or Reality? America has always been known as this symbolic land of freedom that can offer a fresh start. A place where people of any gender or race can live out their aspirations without any problem, but is any of that actually true? America is plagued with: poverty, unemployment, foreclosures, bankruptcy, corruption, deceit, divorce, etc. Even in the initial founding of the United States there was separation in the opportunities presented to individuals.
Every American is equal under the law and they can all quote you their rights, but many do not realize that political participation and civic involvement are a duty and not an option. In order for our American Constitutional Republic to thrive into the future and not just survive or coast by, we must all become more active and involved in both civic organizations and the political process. One of the major factors contributing to a lack of participation is the decline of the American family and family values. Former New York Senator Daniel Patrick Moynihan blames the increase in deviant behavior on the increase of single parent families in the United States. It is easy to see how the decline of the traditional family can lead to an increase in deviance.