The American Dream

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America is often seen as the land of opportunities. The classical American dream is sought after like the fountain of youth by immigrants. The history of America is sewed with different immigrant groups fleeing their own country in order for a better life in the new world. Through libertarian ideals, rights and duties guaranteed by our Constitution, the American dream, education ideals and individualization, America are still a growing country that is currently evolving based on changing ethnic and cultural identities. Learned Hand was an American scholar and Court of Appeals Judge that is often quoted about his views on American ideals. In Hand’s address titled “The Spirit of Liberty” he states “ Liberty lies in the hearts of men and …show more content…

Serving on a jury allows people to judge the morality of others action on a basis of our nation's laws. The judicial system is based on the concept of fairness. The set of ideals that are most important to being an American are ones of autonomy and liberty. Liberty is defined as “the state of being free within society from oppressive restrictions imposed by authority on one's way of life, behavior, or political views”. The definition of autonomy is “the right or condition of self-government, especially in a particular sphere”. Both liberty and autonomy involve people being able to choose how they would like to live their life. Choosing how to live your life is the most important part of being an American. Immigrants are the group of people who embodies what it means to be an American. From the founding of America, most families have emigrated here from their homeland for one reason or another. From religious and political persecution to famine immigrants are able to come to America for a better life. Some immigrants have had the opportunity to live in a free country but many have not. Immigrants know when coming here that they want the ability and freedom to pursue whatever they want to. People immigrating to the United States realize that these high ideals have to be earned and they are willing to work hard for their shot at a successful life in the U.S. Notable immigrants include Albert Einstein, Arnold Schwarzenegger, and Eddie Van Halen. According to

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