The American Dream

by: Nashon Howard

Definition of The American Dream

The "American Dream" is the opportunity for a hard working citizen to get a decent job to become successful and wealthy. For some the "American Dream" is having a family and a house with a white picket fence in the suburbs. For others its being wealthy and being a celebrity. For others its just being able to support themselves and their families.
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Media Connection

This image connects to the topic because its saying that you can achieve anything you put your mind to. It just takes the will to do it and hard work. the relates to Kevin Maggiacomo's grandmother that saw that her family was poor and decided to change that and give others the same opportunity.

Obstacles

Some inequalities that can stop someone form achieving the American Dream is economy. If the economy isn't stable some people my be forced to resort to minimum wage jobs to have some sort of income because there is a low need for people with their degrees. Another obstacle is not having a proper education because higher paying jobs tend to require some sort of degree and if you don't have a degree it could only allow you to have a minimum wage job.

My Beliefs

I still believe that the American Dream is still alive and well. It just takes a lot of hard work and dedication to get to where you want to be. The American Dream could be improved by giving everyone an equal opportunity. We are improving on everyone getting a better chance to be successful. The author of Dear Steph Curry, Now That You Are MVP Please Don't Come Visit My High School says "By the time they are sixteen, boys in this country, if they have a tiny, tiny chance of going pro, should already be on the radar of colleges and scouts".