Living The American Dream Through The Ages

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Living the American Dream through the Ages Life is changing everyday, America’s question today is if the American Dream is attainable or not. The answer to this question is yes, it is attainable. With evolution, the American dream has been modified throughout the years. It is defined as “the idea that the American way of life offers the possibility of unlimited economic, social, etc success to every individual” (The Chambers Dictionary). Many people called the American Dream, the “good life”. Starting as a simple dream, with today’s world, it has become more complex, and is hard to come by. America is not giving up, and with our work ethics, hope, and opportunities our country gives us, the dream will always be there for us citizens. Many foreigners fled to the new land because they heard talk about living in freedom. This was the original American Dream, becoming free. When travelers arrived to this country, they wanted more added to the dream. With this new country there was plentiful amounts of land. It became clear to new citizens that to have a “good life” was simply to own land, and to have a servant. Although, few Americans could achieve this modernized dream because many could not afford the supplies and servants for these plantations. At the beginning of the twentieth century, this dream started focusing on the economic success in a person’s life. Millions of poor Americans were out of reach of the American Dream. In the 1920s, it was modified because the new
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