The Importance Of The American Dream In America

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For decades, America was seen as the global super power, the world leaders. Immigrants from distant lands crossed treacherous paths to obtain the so-called America Dream that James Truslow Adams strived for, a dream filled with opportunities for all. So, what happened to the once wealthy nation? What happened to the “dream… in which each man and each woman shall be able to attain to their fullest stature of which they are innately capable” of (James Truslow Adams)? For one, the price of college tuition has astronomically increased, so it is quite difficult to obtain a good education without being flooded by loans. Furthermore, many jobs in the United States are being moved to other countries in pursuit of cheaper labor. Although the American dream is attainable for the people who have money and resources, for most of the American population, the American dream is not attainable due to various socioeconomic factors.
College: the peak of a student’s academia. The golden ticket to a fulfilling life, as they say. Yet so many students are unable to obtain a college degree if they desire. As the price of education increases exponentially, students are forced to sacrifice their education and goals in order to make a living. Children who come from low income families and want to seek higher education are forced to ignore their dreams
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Due to the ever-increasing costs of college tuition, the economic gap between the rich and the poor, and the decrease of easily attainable yet stable jobs, it is difficult to find opportunity. Adam’s American dream is ever relevant today for prices of private colleges are skyrocketing, making it difficult for everyone to have a fair playing field. Furthermore, more and more people are fighting for an increase of the minimum wage so people can comfortably while having a job with the minimum wage, making the American dream ever relevant in todays