Hello fellow students, I am very happy to be here today. You might hear that I have an accent and that is because I’m from Denmark and I just moved here about 2 months ago. I am a student here at the Johns Hopkins University, and some of you might know me from the corridors or because we’re in the same class.
For those who do not know me, I am an Arabic guy, who was born in Denmark and my name is X Z. I am 18 years old and it’s not often I talk in front of such a big crowd and I usually get nervous when I’m in the spotlight, but I will try to keep myself together. Now the reason I am here today. I am very happy to get the privilege of giving you a speech about “The American Dream” and how it has changed over time.
Now moving on to Donald Trump. I want to start off by telling you about the immigrants, who came to the country at the beginning of the 20th century. America was seen as a utopia for people with white skin color. It was seen as a country where each man and woman could attain their fullest stature and become whoever they want.
As soon as many people came to the U.S, they were split into groups of religions, languages, races, and many other factors, but everyone, as in every group of people, was sucked into a dominant and supreme culture. Throughout the time, many people were elected to be president and for each president that went away, part of the American Dream went with them.
But now, on this day, we have Donald Trump. Since Donald Trump was elected, a large number of democrats saw the American Dream as unachievable. In 2009, 29% of Democrats said it was impossible and that increased to 38% in 2019. On the other hand, the Republicans believe the opposite. The republicans see Donald Trump as a gateway to a successful life. In 2009, 81% believe that it was achievable, and in 2019, it increased to 91%.