America 's Declaration Of Independence Essay

1160 Words Apr 27th, 2015 5 Pages
According to ushistory.org, America’s 1776 Declaration of Independence stated that “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights” (2014). For many seeking to gain freedom, overcome oppression, and achieve the American dream, this country has been a place of refuge. It is currently the year 2015, however, and it seems that many Americans have begun to question the American dream. Most question whether or not it still exists; however, possibly a more appropriate question would be who can achieve it. Does everyone have an identical opportunity at attaining the American dream like promised, or is the dream ever-elusive to some individuals based on their skin color? It appears that racism in America is still very much alive. Supposedly, America is an “equal” and “fair” country; but, in many ways it seems just the opposite.

Introduction A new country was born in the year 1776. This country was the United States of America and it stood out from the rest because it promised freedom, hope, and equality for all. Even in the earliest years of America, she was known for the “American Dream”. Whether it meant escaping oppression, poverty, or not having basic human rights, people from all over the world began fleeing to America for one reason. It seemed and still seems that everyone years to find refuge in America and achieve the American dream; however, is this task even still…

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