idi_amin asked this question on 5/2/2000:
I would like an individuals perspective of The "American Dream" that can express the importance of religious freedom and how America helps facilitate these freedoms. Also what uniqueness that the United States presents to fullfill the American Dream and why is United States a better place to realize and fullfill the "American Dream" and what exactly do you believe the American Dream to be. I'm doing a paper for my Enlish class and I would like an inteligent perspective, and thats why I'm asking you. If you have any personal stories that I could use that propose your realization of your American Dream because of some uniqueness that the United States had to offer I would like to read about it. Thanks.
kiwib86 asked for clarification on 5/2/2000: Please describe what YOU mean by the American Dream
kiwib86 gave this response on 5/2/2000:
Well, I think the American Dream does exist. When people from other countries come to ours, they expect the perfect life with many opportunities. They were partially correct. The typical American Dream, in my eyes, is to be successful in all areas (money, love, etc.) But, some people are too greedy and turn this country into a hell hole to people who have lived here all their lives. Immigrants, and US citizens for that matter, also expect freedom of religion as stated in the amendments of the US Constitution. But many citizens who practice religions other than the "basic" religions (Christian, Catholic, Jewish, etc.) are discriminated, thought badly of, and in some cases, have their lives ruined. This causes the dreams of many Americans (the American Dream) to be damaged. Also, violence and other bad aspects of USA cause the dreams to be damaged further. The only good thing about this, is that citizens hopes for America are greatly raised. People hope that eventually, all of the bad points of our country will be fixed and we will live in a big Utopia. After writing this, it has come into my mind that all of the violence, pollution, and discrimination of different religions are what make this the dream so big. But, then again. After I read this letter, it seems that I made no sense and that I have not at all answered your question.