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  • Defer A Dream
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    I have a dream. These are the infamous words of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. on the day that he voiced his vision of America. It was his dream that was deferred for so many generations that finally exploded in the Civil Rights Movement of the 50's and 60's. The beginning of this nation was started as a dream and on dreams it has grown. For without a vision, the people shall parish. Nevertheless, there have been dreams that have fallen to the wayside of other dreams. These dreams may be left behind...
  • Concepts Within The American Dream
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    Lessons of Life Does the American Dream belong to every one or does it exclude some individuals? The American Dream is a very powerful force that molds America. It has existed for many generations but has it changed over time? The foundation of the Dream tends to stay the same that is the pursuit of happiness, hope, freedom, justice and equality. The concepts within the American Dream should alter to fit the changes of society. The breakthroughs and obstacles that America overcomes should shift ...
  • Commentary On Langston Hughes Poem
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    Commentary on Langston Hughes Poem: Let America Be America Again According to a poem written by Langston Hughes tilted Let America Be America Again, he addresses the plight of America. He focuses his attention on the deferred dreams of those who dare to believe in the principles of equality and opportunity. Hughes clearly refutes the foundation on which this country rests which is the Declaration of Independence. Although many may argue this poem was formulated during a time of civil inequality ...
  • Two Views Of The American Dream
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    Midterm Essay: The American Dream The American Dream is so many different things to so many different people, especially American's. While other countries around the World would like to argue that Americans' only aspiration is to become infinitely wealthy, Dinesh D'Souza claims that it is not wealth that Americans want. He believes that it is simply a better life. Michael Moore too acknowledges Americans' ambition, especially his own, to create a better life for themselves. These two views of th...
  • America Known As The Land Of Opportunity
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    The Opportunity is Just as Important as the Result Opportunity is defined in Webster's Dictionary as 'A good position, chance or prospect for achievement'; which is easily connected to the idea of The American Dream. After all, isn't America known as 'The land of opportunity'; ? Most people came to America, and still come for that matter, in search of a better life through hard work and dedication to their cause. In 'Chinaman's Chance: Reflections on the American Dream'; by Eric Liu, it is state...
  • American Dream
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    The American dream is sought after and imagined by everyone who comes to America. It is the main reason that people come to America; they come for freedom as well as to one day attain the idea of a perfect American dream. It theoretically symbolizes what you have accomplished in life and what you wish to one day have. In my personal opinion if any person wants come to America to live a life of happiness, be released of religious persecution and the freedom to say what you feel, then it can be ac...
  • Different Definitions Of The American Dream
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    ~ The American Dream ~ What is the American Dream? We all have dreams of different kinds. To some people, the American Dream is having all that is available in this life to meet tour needs, wants, and desires. To others, it means having a great job, a wonderful family, and a secure future. And maybe to others the American Dream simply means having the opportunity to prove yourself. No matter what your definition of the American Dream is, we all try hard to achieve this one common goal. In Crevec...
  • Their Own Access To The American Dream
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    CONTEMPORARY AMERICAN SOCIETY - The American Dream: DEAD or ALIVE INTRODUCTION Originally, the 'Dream' was envisaged to be life in a new world where anything successful can happen and good things might (Hochschild, 1996). In 1963, Martin Luther King Jnr said that he too had a dream "that on the red hills of Georgia the sons of former slave owners will be able to sit down together at a table of brotherhood" Video: The Legacy). Since then, many aspects of Martin Luther King's Dream for the America...
  • American Dream Since The Discovery Of America
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    Melissa SzkutakEnglish 11 February 11, 2001 American Dream The American Dream Since the discovery of America, a belief known as the American Dream has motivated people to risk personal danger to travel to America as well as motivate them once they arrived. The phrase American Dream means, to me, freedom. It means to be able to do anything you want to do with out someone telling you, you cant. The American Dream in one word could be described as choices. The American Dream motivated people to lea...
  • American Dream To The Country
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    From the birth of America, to America today, the driving force and the heart of America has always been the "American Dream". The "American Dream" is a goal for the majority of people who live in the realms of the Americanized world. I believe that the "American Dream" is controlling my own destiny, becoming successful, and living free. Examples of this dream are things like television, automobiles, supermarkets, malls, Internet, planes, trains, etc. The "American Dream" is success, freedom, and...
  • American Dream Of St Jean De Crevecoeur
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    Everyday students work vigorously to secure academic success. They frequently set goals for themselves and strive to reach them. The American dream is like a grade which a student works hard to receive. It is a goal that one sets for himself. The dream, just like the grade, may not always be easy to achieve, but through hard work and determination anyone can live out their dreams. As people travel across the Atlantic from Europe, they look out and see the Statue of Liberty holding her radiating ...
  • My American Experience America
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    My American Experience America is home to millions of people. I have lived my life in America my entire sixteen years on this world, and have cherished every second of it. Through these sixteen years, I have been able to establish my own thoughts and feelings on what the American experience is about to me. I may have my own opinions, though others may disagree with them. I cannot live the life of the millions of people living in America, nor can I explain the American experience on their behalf ...
  • Pursuit Of Happiness And The American Dream
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    Life, liberty and happiness are the famous words every American hears throughout their lifetime. These words are part of America's history written in the Declaration of Independence. America is the only country where the pursuit of happiness is actually guaranteed in writing. But the American Dream has become the American nightmare. People today are so busy dreaming about what they could be or have a right to be, they lose sight of what is really important. Seeking the dream has become a game. A...
  • Freedom America
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    Through out this nation's history the "American Dream" has varied greatly. During the time when Columbus arrived in America the thought or dream was that "life was richer, freer and better than they had ever known" (Columbus discovers... pg. 1). However, in reality The earthly paradise that Columbus had described turned out to contain snakes and malaria and fierce Indians (Columbus discovers... pg. 1), this is what they found when they landed. An English pioneer named Thomas More introduced this...
  • Crevecoeur Through James The Farmer
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    The passage is from "Letters from an American Farmer" by John Crevecoeur in a letter entitled "What is an American?" The speaker is James, a fictional American farmer used by Crevecoeur to write these letters to a fictional person. This passage is comparing American society to British / European society. In America everything is so new and undeveloped that people are more equal. No royal family is in charge, or even a powerful form of government. People in America had to work together to make it...
  • American Dream
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    The term "American Dream" is well established in our culture, yet it has seemingly managed to escape a clear, concise definition. It can be a state of mind, an expression, and ideological fixation, or even an idea; nevertheless while there is little disagreement regarding the existence of such a term, its true meaning is disputed. "It is the promise inherent in the idea of America itself". Creating America or "The American Dream is not a dream of motor cars and high wages merely, but a dream of ...
  • Rationalist's American Dream
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    When the settlers settled on the tip of Cape Cod, they had dreams and expectations of the new land which will never be forgotten. They craved freedom of religion, opportunity, and a new life. Throughout history writers in America have documented their hopes, fears, dreams, and fictional works through literature, each and every piece holds an aspect of the American Dream. The Puritans were one of the first settlers, they came to America to escape religious persecution. The Puritans believed that ...
  • American Dream
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    'The American Dream', these few words raise many emotions, whether they are dreams or nightmares, hopes or the realisation of failure. For decades America has been seen as the golden country, the country where ' everyone can make it to the top'. America has an enormous influence on other countries, not only in political and military matters, but also in many areas that have been adopted into the daily routine of almost every country of this world. Where in Europe can you not find a fast-food res...
  • American America
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    Bulosan, Carlos. America is in the Heart. Seattle: University of Washington Press (1943; last reprinting 1984). 328 pages. NOT IN PRINT. Format: paperback; Ethnicity: Filipino American America is in the Heart is Carlos Bulosan's heart wrenching account of a Filipino American's experiences as a migrant laborer in the West. The book has long been considered a classic of Asian American literature, as it not only captures the harsh realities of the immigrant experience, but was one of the earliest p...
  • American Dream Americans
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    The American Dream Americans celebrate Independence Day with great pride and honor. The days that have once been filled with happiness are still lived today. Americans everywhere are able to thrive and profit from our flourishing history. On the contrary, the? American Dream, ? derived from our free and independent democracy. While, many other countries are living under regulations, Americans live freely. This political freedom that we celebrate on July fourth led to the engines of creativity an...

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