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The American Dream, an Alive Dream 2 The American Dream, an Alive Dream The ‘America Dream: Dead, Alive or Hold?” and article by Brandon King is an article that whether the American citizens still believe in the American Dream despite the economic hardships, economic recessions and the rise in unemployment rates that have been seen in the 21st century. It shows of statistics that reveal billions of dollars were lost in the stock market (Paradis, 2009). The article tries to look if the American citizens still believe in the American dream in spite of all this. James Truslow Adams (1931), a writer, said that the American dream “is a dream of a land where life should be better and richer and fuller for everyone, with opportunity for each according to ability and achievement, regardless of social class or circumstances of birth”. The article explains how the American dream came to be; he expresses that James Adams invented the terms to define the very ambition and hope for a better land where opportunities are available for all people regardless of their class or the wealth they possess. It was started as a belief that could better our lives and a belief that people would cling on even when the situations are bad (Paradis, 2009). It is in the article that the question arises, is the American dream dead? Is it still spoken of? Or is it dead and waiting to be reawakened? In this article, he Kind seeks to answer. The article is written in the awakening of the largest
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