American Dream.

Essay by dieselpaulHigh School, 11th gradeA, October 2003

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The Creation of a New life

The American Dream is a dream of life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. It is a dream in which life is full of joy and prosperity, a place where problems are solved, and where new lives are begun. It's a place where freedom strives, a place where you can be whatever you want to be. The American dream is not a dream for the whites nor blacks nor Asians nor Hispanics but for each and every background and nationality. Mostly if not all of our grandparents, great grandparents or even our own parents had come from another part of the world. They all had come for this American dream. Not all have accomplished this dream, but those who did thank God for the true gift that was giving to them. My parents, and grandparents have originally come from Russia. In Russia, Jewish people were not able to follow their religion in an open matter.

The Jews had to practice Judaism in their homes in private; some had even pretended to be Christian since if they were caught practicing Judaism they would face a fine or even jail sentencing. In Russia prices of food and clothing were expensive. As a worker at a hospital my mom made around 150 rubles a month, yet 2 shirts 1 pair of jeans, and a little bit of food, at that time was all that those 150 rubles would get you. For those and many more reasons my parents and grandparents decided to come to America. At arrival to America, they were taken to Ellis Island. As they wondered around the Statue of Liberty, breath-taking wonders had gone through their minds, as they soon realized they are starting a new life here in this beautiful city. At that...