The American Dream In The Declaration Of Independence, By Michelle Obama

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The Declaration of Independence (1776) embeds the American Dream and declares a promise that all individuals have the right to freedom. Race, social class, and gender do not prevent a person the chance to prosper and aspire their dreams and goals. The expressions voiced in the Declaration produce an illusion that everyone who comes to the United States can achieve greatness. Residing in the United States gives people the opportunities and resources to strive to become someone important. According to the article, “Class of America-2012” Gregory Mantsios argues that everyone in the United States has an equal opportunity to succeed. In the case of the former first lady of the United States, Michelle Obama, it is true. Although Michelle Obama is an African American woman who came from a low-class status, she was able to achieve the American Dream. Growing up, she never lost focus of her dream to become someone with authority. She struggled with racial discrimination in many parts of her life beginning with school, and even as the first lady of the United States. Through her hard work ethic, she was able to overcome her obstacles and advance in her education to become the First Lady of the United States later. Even though she achieved her American Dream, she wanted her peers around her to reach them as well. Michelle LaVaughn Robinson was not raised with a silver spoon in her mouth. On January 17, 1964, Michelle was born and raised in Illinois, Chicago. She grew up on the

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