Modern Myth.Team B-apa

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Running Header: MODERN MYTH 1 Modern Myth John Lopez, Nancy Cantu, Ron Adams, Eddie Baez PHL/464 December 29, 2011 Dr. Johnny Boudreaux
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MODERN MYTH 2 Modern Myth Our great country of America was founded on the premise that as a free country our freedom includes a promise of the possibility of prosperity and success. Our founding fathers embedded the idea of the American Dream in the United States Declaration of Independence which proclaims that "all men are created equal" and that they are "endowed by their Creator with certain inalienable Rights" including "Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness”. James Truslow Adams states, "life should be better and richer and fuller for everyone, with opportunity for each according to ability or achievement regardless of social class or circumstances of birth” (Truslow 1931). As word spread around the world that America was the land of opportunity, the myth of the American Dream was born. The American Dream The United States of America was founded by immigrants that came to pursue a better way of life. The American dream varied from religious freedom, to pursuing a better way of life, or simply for entrepreneurial reasons. More than a hundred years later, the United States of America is still romanticized as the place to pursuit happiness, the American dream. The American dream is marketed and sold by the United States government as a myth that provides the hope of stability and success to American citizens and immigrants. Per the propaganda, the United States of America is the land where life is better, richer, and fuller for everyone. The American dream gives credence that through perseverance, hard work, and preparation every person has the ability to achieve upward mobility regardless of their sex, religion, or place of origin. The preconceived myth created the illusion that the American dream entailed for
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MODERN MYTH 3 everyone to have a small house on the hill surrounded by a white picket fence. They would be happily married with two children, a boy and a girl, and a dog running in the yard. The myth of the American dream is almost like a figment of the imagination. From the time Americans are born they are inculcated to believe in the myth of the American Dream. The American dream makes a person believe that through hard work, perseverance, and preparation anything is possible. While society teaches us that the American dream is possible, it leaves out the fact that the majority of the population will never achieve this so called American dream. The American dream manifests itself everywhere in a person’s life. The myth of the American dream is seen everywhere from marketing, television, and radio to the teachings in schools and parents. It almost seems as though the American dream has been used as a control mechanism for our
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