United by our Differences

Posted by Maddie Harrod Michigan

I interviewed people in my community and asked them what the American Dream means to them. I got a wide variety of answers that mentioned the economic opportunities, freedom and rights, and even that the American Dream is a way of life.

American Creed is different for everyone.  America is full of people who look differently, live differently, are from all over the world, worship differently, speak different languages, and more.  But at the end of the day, we are all the same.  We are all American.  We are all human.  We're just trying our best to find happiness and purpose.  America offers so many opportunities to achieve whatever your American Dream is and you can be whoever you want to be as long as you work hard.  This country has it's flaws, but it is a beacon of hope to people around the world for democracy, freedom, and dreams come true. 

Published on Jun 11, 2018
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