The American Dream is a national ethos of the United States, the set of ideals (Democracy, Rights, Liberty, Opportunity, and Equality) in which freedom includes the opportunity for prosperity and success, and an upward social mobility for the family and children, achieved through hard work in a society with few barriers. In the definition of the American Dream by James Truslow Adamsin 1931, “life should be better and richer and fuller for everyone, with opportunity for each according to ability or achievement” regardless of social class or circumstances of birth. In today’s society, the so-called “American Dream” is becoming harder and harder to achieve. Small businesses are failing, and taxes are on the rise. A the government becomes larger and larger, the values of the American people become smaller. America was intended to be a country that thrived on entrepreneurship and innovations. But due to current big-government restrictions and regulations, the potential for the American Dream is being crushed. Here are some grievances of the current government system and some solutions on how they should be changed.