the American Dream - life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness

The American Dream (The Dream) is a phrase referring to the freedom that allows all citizens and all residents of the United States to pursue their goals in life through hard work and free choice.
The phrase's meaning has evolved over the course of American history. The Founding Fathers used the phrase, "life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness." The American Dream often refers to the opportunity for immigrants to achieve greater material prosperity than was possible in their countries of origin. America has been viewed as a land in which one's prospects in life are defined by one's talents and energy rather than by one's family wealth or political connections. This hope includes the opportunity for one's children to grow up and receive an education and its consequent career opportunities. It is the opportunity to make individual choices without the restrictions of class, caste, religion, race, or ethnic group.

For many immigrants, the Statue of Liberty was their first view of the United States, signifying freedom and personal liberty. The statue is the American Dream icon.

1 comentário:

Nievez disse...

"The american dream"
looooved the post...we all dream...the thing here is...how much passion do we have to go AFTER the american dream??

ohh and by the way...they say the statueee is not that big in real lifee :p guess ur going to check that by urself in may ;)