All Men Are Created Equal

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In the United States Declaration of Independence, the phrase, “All men are created equal” is a phrase people refer to, when dealing with equality in America. A feature through the different selections in American Dreams is equality because America is a place where everyone has the same opportunity to achieve anything. Equality and opportunity given to people has evolved since the founding fathers, but there’s been stages in America’s history where equality is only given to specific people, not everyone. Equality and opportunity are elements in involved in the song, “This Land is Your Land,” by Woody Guthrie. Everyone who is born in America has an equal opportunity to do anything in mind. Woody Guthrie writes, “As I was walking that ribbon of highway I saw above me that endless skyway, I saw below me that golden valleys: This land for you and me” (Guthrie 54). In other words, Guthrie said it does not matter what a person’s situation may be. Whether a person is poor or wealthy the opportunity for them to be successful is there for the taking. Despite a person’s background, he or she has the opportunity to have any career or lifestyle he or she wants. Being born to Mexican parents who do not have any education and work in labor jobs does not prohibit me from trying to achieve my dreams. The equality given to Americans is the same, whether a child is born to famous celebrity or to a poor person and should have no effect on his or her equality with others. If a celebrity

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