Contradiction Of The American Dream Essay

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“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, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.” (Declaration of Independence) It’s amazing how this statement, which was written as a testament of the founding principles of America to me is the biggest contradiction of the American dream. My question is why hasn’t this one statement been exercised in American society. Within that statement alone the founding fathers of America blatantly lied about what they envisioned for America for all people. Perhaps, the founding fathers would like to clarify what they in fact meant. The history of America is one great triumph and sorrows of the second-class treatment…show more content…
Even if the slave had reached this said freedom, slave masters could still recapture these slaves as well as, indentured servants and keep them under their control. Not to mention that blacks weren’t citizens of the United States until 1868, when the 14th Amendment was created. “All persons born or naturalized in the United States, and subject to the jurisdiction thereof, are citizens of the United States and of the state wherein they reside. No state shall make or enforce any law which shall abridge the privileges or immunities of citizens of the United States; nor shall any state deprive any person of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law; nor deny any person within its jurisdiction the equal protection of the

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