My dream for every American is to be able to do and say whatever they feel the need to do within reason. i want every single person to be able to express themselves and openly praise and practice any religion that they are accustomed to. our forefathers felt the same way that is why they passed all of the amendments that tell us what every single American citizen has the right to do. if someone does not feel safe walking to the store or walking home from work at night they will be allowed to carry a legal firearm to protect themselves. what it means to be an american is that we live in the most incredible and diverse country in the world. now we are not the best in a lot of areas, in fact we are only number in a few categories and they are not at all areas to be proud of. however we have the richest culture and opportunities to flourish our thoughts and dreams. the american dream is one we all share, every single american can have a dream and each one of those dreams is attainable. the american dream gives every single legal american the same opportunities that every other american has. the american dream tells us that we are all unified and that we all share a common goal. In America we can always look forward to the opportunity to better one another and to better ourselves and have the opportunity to better ourselves. Ever since Harriet Tubman led the underground railroad towards trying to free themselves we have all had the same common dream of having the best possible life for themselves and their family. The american dream is the iconic reference back to the 1800’s when every one was wanting a better life. it reminds us that anything is possible for anyone.
I have to disagree with Hughes definition of the American dream. I believe that the American dream is still very much possible and something that most Americans strive for on a daily basis