American dream Essay

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Jessica Lopez
Jamilah Finley
English III
13 November 2014
The American Dream: One reason why people migrate to the United States of America is because what they search for here they were not able to obtain in their homeland. The American Dream means; freedom, equality, and the opportunity for them or their children to succeed. The American
Dream means to achieve success and prosperity through hard work. The American Dream is a reality. Every citizen of the United States of America has the opportunity of its achievement no matter what obstacles they may face. Everyone faces many roadblocks and obstacles, but what defines the american dream is; determination, perseverance and motivation.
Determination is when you keep striving for what you desire. First of all one thing no one ever thinks about is what immigrants go through. My stepfather had to leave his family at an age of 15. Everyone called him “El Muchacho” cause he came here at a young age. His american dream was to become a U.S citizen, but it was very difficult to become one. After awhile he had
3 different jobs, not because he was fired it was because he wanted his own business to live up to. An obstacle everyone faces is family. One night he had a phone call around 9:45pm from
Mexico. His brother had been shot in the back and died on the way to the hospital. He was devastated that he wasn't able to go back to his home country and be with his family. After a few weeks, he had been sending his mother money to help her out with the funeral bills. Next, was


the new job he had been seeking. His final job was to make his own landscaping business. So when I asked him about his american dream, he said “ mi sueno fue ser un cuidadano pero ahora, es mi trabajo de jardineria” (mi dream was to be a citizen but now its my landscaping job). So not every american dream has to be about being a citizen it's also about what you want to be, and his dream was accomplished because his mind was determined to help out his family.
Rags to riches are common things that happen to regular people, from poor to rich. A well known story is Howard Schultz. Howard Schultz is a man that came from a poor family. His escape from reality was sports; baseball, basketball and football. He graduated in 1971 and had a scholarship in sports, he was the first person to go to college in his family. In 1975 he graduated college and after college he worked as salesperson, thats were started his dream. He came upon a small shop called Starbucks. Over one year later he became the