American Dream or American Scream? Essay

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America the beautiful. With its spacious skies and amber waves of grain. From one shining sea to another lies this relatively adolescent country. An “unestablished” land until very recently, the United States of America was adopted and cultured like one of Brangelina’s children. In crept the “American Dream”, laced with its fierce politics and even fiercer religious perspectives, simultaneously providing its citizens the fire and passion that drives all, if not many cultures. And, with such a rapid development of diversity in such a short amount of time, there arose a particular cohesiveness amongst families that surpassed all its rivals. Memories of sporting events, movie dates, and trips to Disneyland released charges of dopamine…show more content…
One could say with conviction that the way a country regards its inhabitants; more importantly the care of its children, the equality of its women, as well as its interactions among fellow countrymen, is a direct reflection of the overall happiness of that country. There is positively no doubt that the children of the world represent the future. As blanket a statement as it may be, it is a completely different venture to actually empower the youth with the tools they will need as they progress further into adulthood. Here in the United States, I’d like to think we take good care of our children for the most part. We provide them with a public education that is funded by the government, which also funds an incredibly unbeatable military force. Additionally, if a youngster is athletically gifted he or she might be granted a scholarship to a university on what is called a “free ride”. Thus, it would seem that every American child has the opportunity to achieve such heights. However, it would be faulty to assume that this type of system simply constitutes the success of all youth who are educated in the United States. In a study provided by the U.S. Department of Education and National Institute of Literacy, “32 million adults can’t read. That’s 14 percent of the population. [Also] 21 percent of adults in the U.S. read below a 5th grade level, and 19 percent
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