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„American Dream and American Society“

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God-given rights Liberty: personal and religious freedom; Statue: "Mother of Exiles": offers hospitality to the world's poor; safely guides the newcomers to their new home Pursuit of happiness: (personal, material success and wealth); optimism and belief in "anticipated success"; individual ways of pursuing one's dreams and realizing one's goals Equality: equal rights for men and women/ equal rights for people from different ethnicities and social backgrounds Life: leading a secure life protected by the law, government and military Patriotism • Importance of national symbols (e.g. the Statue of Liberty, the Declaration of Independence, the U.S. flag) • Strong identification with one's nationality and pride in being the American Puritanism/ Protestant work ethic ● ● ● United states of America Society ● ● The Puritan belief that hard work, thrift, discipline, self-improvement and responsibility lead worldly success and prosperity (Wohlstand) and that this is a sign of God's benevolence (Gutmütigkeit) and grace Believing that one is exceptional, a member of "God's chosen people", following a providence (-> Manifest Destiny: territorial expansion ordained by God, conviction of own mission) Belief in authority as a means of protecting the personal rights of the people ● Different concepts of how to integrate immigrants: Melting pot image: people are "melted together", i.e. they are expected to give up their original culture and identity and are "transformed" into a homogeneous "American culture" Cultural assimilation: the adjustment of ethnic...

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minorities into the dominant culture; new customs and attitudes are acquired through contact and communication; each group of immigrants contributes some of its own cultural traits to its new society American Dream General information Salad bowl image: national, ethnic and cultural patterns/habits are kept distinct by the immigrants while they are rather loosely integrated into the "American culture" Describes a set of complex beliefs, promises of religious/ freedom and opportunities for prosperity and success, political and social expectations.-> anybody can achieve anything, no matter how great the odds are against him/her; with a strong will and hard work, anybody can go "from rags to riches" Includes a wide range of hopes and beliefs Underlying concept: Declaration of independence of 1776 which refers to basic human rights such as "Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness” = “inalienable", God-given and based on the assumption that "all people are created equal" How "the dream" came into existence ● How the American settlers shaped “the dream” Settlers escaped mostly from Europe to get away from religious persecution, heavy taxation and bitter poverty ● ● ● The "dream" in the twentieth century ● Middle the Great Depression (1931) James Truslow Adams coined the term in his book The Epic of America: better, richer, and happier life for all our citizens of every rank ● ● Hope for a better, freer, richer and more independent life "land in the woods" as a possibility for almost every inhabitant ● American Nightmare Dream isn't made for people who life in a lower income household; for poor people its almost impossible to live the dream because you have to add money Most people will never reach their dream/aim Dream of a land which life should be better and richer and fuller for every man, with opportunity for each according to his ability or achievement; not only about money Dream of social order in which each man/woman shall be able to attain to the fullest stature of which the are innately capable, and be recognized by others for what they are; free from barriers, roots; no class-system ➜ America as a paradise: a vast country: having plenty of land and riches fpr all its people; land of infinite possibilities/ land where life should be better- for everybody; optimism, self-fulfillment You can quickly loose everything you have build up through hard work; no health insurance-system; no welfare Gender-/race inequality; slavery; discrimination of minorities Gap between rich and poor gets even bigger Pursuit of material wealth/richness Needs of the individual have been sacrificed to business demands: competitive thinking/behavior, value of the individual human being is determined by their efficient production and material success; loss of individuality, personal dignity, individual autonomy; insecurity; no equal opportunities Stream of immigrants grew too fast, so the US. Had to pass laws that restricted the number of immigrants; denied working permissions ➜ Inequality and insecurity; oppression of minorities; racism; personal failure; very few people actually achieve the American Dream

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„American Dream and American Society“

„American Dream and American Society“

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God-given rights Liberty: personal and religious freedom; Statue: "Mother of Exiles": offers hospitality to the world's poor; safely guides the newcomers to their new home Pursuit of happiness: (personal, material success and wealth); optimism and belief in "anticipated success"; individual ways of pursuing one's dreams and realizing one's goals Equality: equal rights for men and women/ equal rights for people from different ethnicities and social backgrounds Life: leading a secure life protected by the law, government and military Patriotism • Importance of national symbols (e.g. the Statue of Liberty, the Declaration of Independence, the U.S. flag) • Strong identification with one's nationality and pride in being the American Puritanism/ Protestant work ethic ● ● ● United states of America Society ● ● The Puritan belief that hard work, thrift, discipline, self-improvement and responsibility lead worldly success and prosperity (Wohlstand) and that this is a sign of God's benevolence (Gutmütigkeit) and grace Believing that one is exceptional, a member of "God's chosen people", following a providence (-> Manifest Destiny: territorial expansion ordained by God, conviction of own mission) Belief in authority as a means of protecting the personal rights of the people ● Different concepts of how to integrate immigrants: Melting pot image: people are "melted together", i.e. they are expected to give up their original culture and identity and are "transformed" into a homogeneous "American culture" Cultural assimilation: the adjustment of ethnic...

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minorities into the dominant culture; new customs and attitudes are acquired through contact and communication; each group of immigrants contributes some of its own cultural traits to its new society American Dream General information Salad bowl image: national, ethnic and cultural patterns/habits are kept distinct by the immigrants while they are rather loosely integrated into the "American culture" Describes a set of complex beliefs, promises of religious/ freedom and opportunities for prosperity and success, political and social expectations.-> anybody can achieve anything, no matter how great the odds are against him/her; with a strong will and hard work, anybody can go "from rags to riches" Includes a wide range of hopes and beliefs Underlying concept: Declaration of independence of 1776 which refers to basic human rights such as "Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness” = “inalienable", God-given and based on the assumption that "all people are created equal" How "the dream" came into existence ● How the American settlers shaped “the dream” Settlers escaped mostly from Europe to get away from religious persecution, heavy taxation and bitter poverty ● ● ● The "dream" in the twentieth century ● Middle the Great Depression (1931) James Truslow Adams coined the term in his book The Epic of America: better, richer, and happier life for all our citizens of every rank ● ● Hope for a better, freer, richer and more independent life "land in the woods" as a possibility for almost every inhabitant ● American Nightmare Dream isn't made for people who life in a lower income household; for poor people its almost impossible to live the dream because you have to add money Most people will never reach their dream/aim Dream of a land which life should be better and richer and fuller for every man, with opportunity for each according to his ability or achievement; not only about money Dream of social order in which each man/woman shall be able to attain to the fullest stature of which the are innately capable, and be recognized by others for what they are; free from barriers, roots; no class-system ➜ America as a paradise: a vast country: having plenty of land and riches fpr all its people; land of infinite possibilities/ land where life should be better- for everybody; optimism, self-fulfillment You can quickly loose everything you have build up through hard work; no health insurance-system; no welfare Gender-/race inequality; slavery; discrimination of minorities Gap between rich and poor gets even bigger Pursuit of material wealth/richness Needs of the individual have been sacrificed to business demands: competitive thinking/behavior, value of the individual human being is determined by their efficient production and material success; loss of individuality, personal dignity, individual autonomy; insecurity; no equal opportunities Stream of immigrants grew too fast, so the US. Had to pass laws that restricted the number of immigrants; denied working permissions ➜ Inequality and insecurity; oppression of minorities; racism; personal failure; very few people actually achieve the American Dream