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Does The American Dream Still Exist Today

By Mason White 11:54 AM February 10, 2017
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By: Michelle Parker

To many people, the American Dream means owning a home, drive a nice car and have a lot of cash to spend.

The vision of the American Dream is that everyone, regardless of circumstances at birth, such as where they came from, their social class or their background, has the opportunity for prosperity, and be very successful and rich.

This dream is alive and well. It does exist in reality. Many people have reached the American Dream through sacrifice, hard work, by taking risks and by never giving up on what they believe in.

The American Dream can be very different from one person to the other as everyone has different needs and desires, but yet, everyone has the opportunity to achieve whatever the American Dream means to them.

The term “American Dream” came from American writer and historian James Truslow Adams.

In 1931, he has referred to the American Dream as “the dream of a land in which life should be better and richer and fuller for everyone, with opportunity for each according to ability or achievement.