America Dream

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As we all know, America is a country that value freedom so much that people can do whatever they like and whatever they want if they doesn’t destroy others’ rights and interests. In this so free and libertarian country, everyone has his or her American dream since everyone’s wants and desires is different. From my personal perspective, the American dream is different from the past to the present, because what people require is diverse. What’s more, the American dream is different from one person to another. So, it depends. Some may want more freedom, some may want more equality and some may want more personal rights. In my opinion, the basis of the American dream was in the dreams and the ideas of those who wanted to immigrate to America and in their though about what the future of America was and what America would be. America is a country full of immigrants where thousands of people immigrated to America in the past. People who desired to immigrate to America had their own thoughts and dreams of what American would become in the future and what their life would be in the future. Was it better than the situation nowadays or even worse? “Give me your tired, your poor, Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free, The wretched refuse of your teeming shore, Send these, the homeless, tempest-tossed to me, I life my lamp beside the golden door!” (Lazarus,online). As we known, there were lots of wars in Europe which resulted in many people not wanting to suffer from tyranny and oppression anymore; hence, they intended to leave their mother countries to a new place without war and more freedom –America. What’s more, those who meant to move to American would not have religious and ethnic persecution anymore; everyone in the new country was immigrant and everyone was newly born there, which meant there wasn’t an aristocracy or any poor at first. These were the reason…...

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