What we have instead is a myth of the future. This charm has drawn millions of immigrants to U. I dream of that America that fought for me to become who I am today. It does not define what happiness should look like. In the Declaration of Independence inThomas Jefferson asserted that everyone in America -- at least, those who weren't enslaved by the colonists -- was entitled to "life, liberty and pursuit of happiness" [source: Jefferson ].
It follows that the form in which the possibilities will be realized must always remain to be seen.
The second was the "Dream of a Democracy of Goods" whereby everyone had access to the same products regardless of race, gender, ethnicity, or class, thereby challenging the aristocratic norms of the rest of the world whereby only the rich or well-connected are granted access to luxury.
Bythe worst year of World War II, the optimism had literally—even desperately —become an article of faith.
It was a part of what drives ambition and creativity.
Do you believe it is, or has ever been, an ideal worth striving for? That ended segregation in the schools. The Advantages of the American Dream Achieving the American Dream requires political and economic freedom, as well as rules of law and private property rights.