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American Dream Equality

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A Dream With a Price The American Dream is a phrase that is commonly used, especially among American societies. America is “the land of opportunity” in the eyes of foreigners who aspire to come to America to chase a dream. Although the American Dream is proven to be achievable, matters such as equal opportunities can make the process burdensome. Documents such as The Declaration of Independence and The Declaration of Sentiments and Resolutions illustrates how equality can affect The American Dream and the ability to attain it.
The Declaration of Independence was written by Thomas Jefferson, one of the many Americans that were discontent about the way that King George III limited the lives of citizens in the 1700’s. “We hold
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“Whereas, the great precept of nature is conceded to be, "that man shall pursue his own true and substantial happiness," Blackstone, in his Commentaries, remarks, that this law of Nature being coeval with mankind, and dictated by God himself, is of course superior in obligation to any other.It is binding over all the globe, in all countries, and at all times; no human laws are of any validity if contrary to this, and such of them as are valid, derive all their force, and all their validity, and all their authority, mediately and immediately, from this original”. Females were not given a fair try at success outside of being a wife and mother. Matters such as education and jobs were prohibited to women. A woman could not go to college, or become a doctor or lawyer. Women of that era were belittled and were still being deprived of the American Dream 81 years after this document was…show more content…
In the earlier societies, the American Dream was to “make it in America”; moreover, to have success. From my perspective, the American Dream is success, but success means nothing without happiness. Many Americans express the want for financial stability, success ,or fame , but it has been proven that money and fame does not mean happiness. In cases like the suicides of famous people like Robin Williams, the average person would wonder why someone who has achieved the American Dream would kill himself. Close friends and family of Williams expressed to the media that he was not happy and was very depressed. Money and fame cannot buy happiness. My dream is to have success, but to have happiness within that
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