American Dream


Shirley Davis '19, Reporter

Many people believe that there is a so-called “American Dream”, but does it really exist? The answer to this question is that unfortunately the American dream does exist, even though society is based on what everybody else thinks and that you should go by certain rules.

The reason that this is unfortunate is because the way people view society is how it’s supposed to be lived and should be played by the “rules”.

“The American dream is America coming up as a nation not just individually.” says senior Tavion Terrell.

The American dream is supposed to be equal opportunity for any and every American, but yet, you see lots of Americans being treated unfairly because of their race, sexuality and even religion.

The definition of the American dream also states that the highest goals and aspirations are able to be achieved but yet there are a lot of people out in the world who are trying to make a living the best way they can because they haven’t had things handed to them so they have to make it somehow but they are either being put in jail or judged.

Even though the American dream exists, Donald Trump announced in Trump Tower during the 2016 campaign that “The American Dream is dead”; “But if I get elected President, I will bring it back bigger and better and stronger than ever before, and we will make America great again.”

History teacher Mr.Conn stated “I think this is 100 percent wrong. The American dream is when you come to America, but he’s cutting it off for the immigrants. I think he’s meaning it for the people already here not everybody else.”

When the American Dream first came about in the 1930s it was simple because all it didn’t consist of everybody wanting the newest of phones or any updated technology. In this time period the American dream was focused on freedom and equality not on materialistic items and wealth.

In present day times the American dream is based on financial security after dealing with the economy crashing.

The green new deal proposal might help change the way society works today.

Junior Nishan had stated “ People lost their job trying to get money from the lottery.”