Argumentative Essay On The American Dream

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The American Dream Despite James Truslow Adams’ claim that,”life should be better and richer and fuller for everyone, with opportunity for each according to ability or achievement”, there is not equal opportunity for all Americans to strive for the American Dream. Many Americans are in social or economic situations that affect their access to a good education, proper healthcare, and many other factors that are essential to their success. Without equal access to these opportunities it is near impossible for one to achieve the American Dream. People living in areas that do not offer a quality public education suffer, as their chances at achieving the American dream are diminished. Many American inner city and rural schools do not have funding to properly educate its student, which results in high dropout and failure rates. The stigma that surrounds dropouts affects society’s perception of a person, and therefore their ability to rise in social classes. In recent years, the people and politicians have called for change, however, there has been little done to improve these situations. In today’s day in age, many jobs require a high school or college degree. If these children are dropping out, failing, or not continuing to higher education, it is hard for them to find a job that pays more than minimum wage. One cannot reach the American Dream and change their status in society on a minimum wage job, as they will not have the money that allows them to rise from a lower class
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