American Dream

The American Dream is a ubiquitous theme in the American consciousness. The idea is that success can be attained through hard work no matter one’s circumstances. The concept stems from a promise in the Declaration of Independence, “that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.” In other words, Americans believe that all people deserve the opportunity to work toward their own happiness, and no person or country should be able to take that right away. In America, people are ideally free to pursue any level of success they can achieve: This is the American Dream. America does not have an...

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