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selmaknowi Definition ● The American Dream & Nightmares Term was first used by the historian James Truslow Adams in his book "The Epic of America" published in 1931 and was quickly assimilated into the America mindset and also the idea goes back to Thomas Jefferson in 1931 There is no universal definition of what the American Dream actually is, it varies for each Americam C The basic idea: anyone can achieve anything if they work hard and passionately, anybody can go from rags to riches´´ -> inspiration and motivation for American to improve themselves and get on life If a person work hard, that person will archieve his/her goals Set of beliefs and ideals which (in theory) allow every American to prosper and advance socially, as well as financially -> often unrealistic expectations are created Symbols → Statue of Liberty: stands for freedom ➜ American Flag Uncle Sam → Very popular nickname fort he American government (American people and land in general) 1445: Columbus lands on an Island near the Bahamas 4 of July 1776- declaration of independence, "all men are created equals" (expect women and African American), by Jefferson Unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness US immigration 19th Century - immigration policy was extremely liberal, upward mobility and the mindset,,work hard to achieve the American Dream of more education than...

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your parents" 1865 - no slavery anymore US immigration 20th Century - maximum number of immigrants per country was set (priority for educated people, skills) because of World Wars and and because of the hope for a better life 1964 discrimination at Jobs were banned 2001- world trade centers were destroyed (terroristic Attack) 21th Century: affected by outsourcing, unemployment, minimum wage Civil Rights Movement Martin Luther King White and black are equal, integration/ against segregation, non-violence, fights for human and civil rights for blacks (,,I have a dream´´ speech) Rosa Park - Was a heroine oft he black community and mother oft he civil rights movement Her little protest led t obig change Barack Obama He elected as America's first Black President Symbols for American Dream Individualism: Concept the way Americans view themselves and are by others responsibility shaped culture, struggle for freedom Manifest Destiny: America's mission ist o democratize the world and expand their territorium with the frontier Melting Plot: metaphor, people coming to us and melting to one race, African and Native Americans excluded first, everyone ist he same, give up culture and identity Salad Bowl: metaphor, don't melt into one society, remain different, although they adapt tot he people Interpretations of the American Dream personal dreams economic dreams Melting Pot vs. Salad Bowl The Melting Pot theory requires that immigrants assimilate in order to become one common culture-"American" AMERICAN . freedom, self- fulfilment, dignity, happiness, fresh start, ➜ prosperity, success, no poverty, progress The "Salad Bowl" theor basically calls for us to celebrate our diversity along with our oneness social dreams religious dreams Politicla dreams National identify American Dream or Nightmare? American Dream from ags to riches Land of opportunity Pro Equality, high living standart Several success-stories still hold some promise and keep the American Dream alive ➜ Black President Barack Obama ( success through work) ➜ Popstars who grew up in ghettos became millionares American Dream, is the dream still alive? America still believes in the American Dream Constitution of USA was create a country for everyone People fought for their dreams in the past too, so that others are optimistic about their future Everybody is able to go to school and get education Opportunity to live their dream Even poor people have the right → religious freedom, harmony with God and nature ➜ democracy and justice, basic human rights ➜freedom, individualism, optimism, hard work, mobility, progress American Nightmare - equality and opportunity, classless society, belief in the melting pot (multicultural society) Contra Unrealistic for unprivileged people High crime rate → Unemployment, poverty, many low- income jobs police violence is increasing - Huge gaps between rich and poor widening, social gap / inequality Lack of health care Discrimination/racism Most jobs are in urban areas Cost of living is high and people can't afford it Racism still exists, immigrants are still not welcomed in the USA For unprivileged people the American Dream is unrealistic to reach Huge gap between rich and poor social mobility is very limited The concept of a classless society has never become reality (difficult to get out) The American Dream today ● ● ● Lots of examples of people who lived the American Dream ● Hight quality schools or universities are very expensive the low wages make it difficult to achieve the American dream, some even have 2 jobs nowadays: very critical and negative view oft he American Dream critics see the American Dream as a clever political and economic marketing strategy many values are not reflected "'Hard work will pay off/ social standard is changeable": huge gap between rich and poor, different social classes, no welfare system Racism directed against the black population ("Black Lives Matter'') -> Police violence against African Americans is increasing minimum wage Increase immigration and the quota of women more job opportunities BLACK LIVES MATTER ➜ difficult to realize the American Dream for migrants especially African Americans / Hispanics (-> American Dream only for whites?) Costs of higher education leave many no choice but to stay where they are GEORGE FLOYD ROBINSON HAMILTON D Governmental measures for reviving the American Dream Improving the social system e.g. expanding the health system, more financial support and more social security Narrowing the gap between rich and poor, distributing taxes fairly Enable education for everyone, fewer private schools and more financial support, e.g. through scholarships

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selmaknowi Definition ● The American Dream & Nightmares Term was first used by the historian James Truslow Adams in his book "The Epic of America" published in 1931 and was quickly assimilated into the America mindset and also the idea goes back to Thomas Jefferson in 1931 There is no universal definition of what the American Dream actually is, it varies for each Americam C The basic idea: anyone can achieve anything if they work hard and passionately, anybody can go from rags to riches´´ -> inspiration and motivation for American to improve themselves and get on life If a person work hard, that person will archieve his/her goals Set of beliefs and ideals which (in theory) allow every American to prosper and advance socially, as well as financially -> often unrealistic expectations are created Symbols → Statue of Liberty: stands for freedom ➜ American Flag Uncle Sam → Very popular nickname fort he American government (American people and land in general) 1445: Columbus lands on an Island near the Bahamas 4 of July 1776- declaration of independence, "all men are created equals" (expect women and African American), by Jefferson Unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness US immigration 19th Century - immigration policy was extremely liberal, upward mobility and the mindset,,work hard to achieve the American Dream of more education than...

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your parents" 1865 - no slavery anymore US immigration 20th Century - maximum number of immigrants per country was set (priority for educated people, skills) because of World Wars and and because of the hope for a better life 1964 discrimination at Jobs were banned 2001- world trade centers were destroyed (terroristic Attack) 21th Century: affected by outsourcing, unemployment, minimum wage Civil Rights Movement Martin Luther King White and black are equal, integration/ against segregation, non-violence, fights for human and civil rights for blacks (,,I have a dream´´ speech) Rosa Park - Was a heroine oft he black community and mother oft he civil rights movement Her little protest led t obig change Barack Obama He elected as America's first Black President Symbols for American Dream Individualism: Concept the way Americans view themselves and are by others responsibility shaped culture, struggle for freedom Manifest Destiny: America's mission ist o democratize the world and expand their territorium with the frontier Melting Plot: metaphor, people coming to us and melting to one race, African and Native Americans excluded first, everyone ist he same, give up culture and identity Salad Bowl: metaphor, don't melt into one society, remain different, although they adapt tot he people Interpretations of the American Dream personal dreams economic dreams Melting Pot vs. Salad Bowl The Melting Pot theory requires that immigrants assimilate in order to become one common culture-"American" AMERICAN . freedom, self- fulfilment, dignity, happiness, fresh start, ➜ prosperity, success, no poverty, progress The "Salad Bowl" theor basically calls for us to celebrate our diversity along with our oneness social dreams religious dreams Politicla dreams National identify American Dream or Nightmare? American Dream from ags to riches Land of opportunity Pro Equality, high living standart Several success-stories still hold some promise and keep the American Dream alive ➜ Black President Barack Obama ( success through work) ➜ Popstars who grew up in ghettos became millionares American Dream, is the dream still alive? America still believes in the American Dream Constitution of USA was create a country for everyone People fought for their dreams in the past too, so that others are optimistic about their future Everybody is able to go to school and get education Opportunity to live their dream Even poor people have the right → religious freedom, harmony with God and nature ➜ democracy and justice, basic human rights ➜freedom, individualism, optimism, hard work, mobility, progress American Nightmare - equality and opportunity, classless society, belief in the melting pot (multicultural society) Contra Unrealistic for unprivileged people High crime rate → Unemployment, poverty, many low- income jobs police violence is increasing - Huge gaps between rich and poor widening, social gap / inequality Lack of health care Discrimination/racism Most jobs are in urban areas Cost of living is high and people can't afford it Racism still exists, immigrants are still not welcomed in the USA For unprivileged people the American Dream is unrealistic to reach Huge gap between rich and poor social mobility is very limited The concept of a classless society has never become reality (difficult to get out) The American Dream today ● ● ● Lots of examples of people who lived the American Dream ● Hight quality schools or universities are very expensive the low wages make it difficult to achieve the American dream, some even have 2 jobs nowadays: very critical and negative view oft he American Dream critics see the American Dream as a clever political and economic marketing strategy many values are not reflected "'Hard work will pay off/ social standard is changeable": huge gap between rich and poor, different social classes, no welfare system Racism directed against the black population ("Black Lives Matter'') -> Police violence against African Americans is increasing minimum wage Increase immigration and the quota of women more job opportunities BLACK LIVES MATTER ➜ difficult to realize the American Dream for migrants especially African Americans / Hispanics (-> American Dream only for whites?) Costs of higher education leave many no choice but to stay where they are GEORGE FLOYD ROBINSON HAMILTON D Governmental measures for reviving the American Dream Improving the social system e.g. expanding the health system, more financial support and more social security Narrowing the gap between rich and poor, distributing taxes fairly Enable education for everyone, fewer private schools and more financial support, e.g. through scholarships