American dream

Essay by caseyjo4gHigh School, 10th grade April 2004

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American Dream

The American Dream is alive and well. The Declaration of Independence has placed a belief upon Americans. This belief has made America seem like a place for everyone; it has turned people from rags to riches, and made America one of the most appealing countries in the world. The belief is that everyone has his or her own freedom, like Thomas Jefferson stated, "life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness".

"The American dream makes me think of monetary, people wanting to be rich." states Erin Bingham. People have many different opinions on what they think the American "dream" really is. I believe that the so-called "dream" consists of a genuine belief that in America, all things are possible to all men, regardless of birth or wealth; if you can work hard enough you will achieve anything. For example, Arnold Schwazenegger came from Austria to America barely knowing any English at all.

He had a dream to make something of himself. Sooner than later, after a lot of effort and hard work he turned his dream into reality. Now he is a very respectable, well-known man and is running for governor of California. This example out of many more shows that if you want something bad enough and work hard for it, anything is possible and you will achieve.

As Americans, we believe that all men are born with inalienable rights- life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. As of today, I believe that the American Dream is alive and well. Open your eyes, and look around. We have freedom and rights. Day by day we are living out our dreams, making them reality; although they may not be noticeable, Americans' dreams are coming true. Everyday more opportunities are handed to you, whether you see them...