The Role Of Homelessness In America

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Approximately 3.5 million people, 1.35 million of them children, are likely to experience homelessness in a given year (how to cite?1.). Many people become homeless and poor because of several reasons such as increased-living costs, loss of income, and other unexpected events unraveling. Despite these events, many people strive towards their perception of the American dream. The American dream means having equal opportunities to achieve success, financial stability, having inalienable rights to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. People have numerous reasons to achieve their American dream, the most common reason being to better their lives. Most people believe that the American dream is easily achieved because of the United States of America having vast amounts of opportunities, other people refute that claim, suggesting that the American dream is actually harder to achieve because of …show more content…
The American dream can be achieved by people who grasp hold of the opportunities that they encounter. Grasping hold of the vast amounts of opportunities that America consist of can lead to a person’s perception of the American dream being achieved more easily such as business or political opportunities. For example, corporations and businesses people advance to higher positions in their chosen career because of their hard work in fields such as accounting, auditing, or marketing. In “What is an American” it says that here the rewards of his industry follow with equal steps the progress of his labour; his labour is founded on the basis of nature, self-interest; can it want a stronger allurement”( Crevecoeur 29). In short, this quote