The Consequences Of The American Dream

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The American Dream has brought many people worldwide to America to pursuit this American Dream, but what exactly is the American Dream? The American Dream is described by James Truslow Adams as “That dream of a land in which life should be better and richer and fuller for every, with opportunity for each according to his ability or achievement.”, and this quote is displayed in the movie “Forrest Gump” directed Robert Zemeckis. Forrest Gump was a low IQ student who no one thought was going to do well in life but he was able to get into college with a football scholarship. Even after college he had a career with the military which helped and provided Forrest Gump with a job. This version of the American Dream is real and shows that everyone has a chance to move up the social ladder regardless of the circumstances a person is born into because with anything you do in the United States there is an opportunity with that task that allows a person to move up the social classes. Firstly, there are many ways to move up the social ladder but the one that many people notice and acknowledge is getting a college degree. To demonstrate the American Dream in scenario is in Robert Putnam article “Crumbling American Dreams” where Putnam says “His minister pointed him toward a downstate Lutheran institution and made a phone call to help find him financial aid. J graduated debt-free and continued on to seminary and a successful career as a Lutheran minister, coaching high school football on
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