summary American Dream
summary American Dream
summary American Dream
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Alles Wissen aus dem Englisch LK zur American history und dem American Dream
» a country like no other • united by shared values of equality, democracy & individual freedom promis of values played a major role in attracting immigrants big availability of cheap farmland + supplies of coal (Kohle) & iron -> powered the industry success lied in the hands of individuals + everyone had possibility of success L> rised to position of military leadership in the world - World power now: has to face a lot of difficulties - terrorists attacks, racism,... > these factors contributed to a feeling of insecurity & discontentment the american America wissen aus dem Unterricht را L> dream key words freedom, liberty, democracy individualty, difficulties, racism, poverty, opression, in- Security, doubts, persecution, val- ves, prosper, opportunity » basic definition anybody can achieve anything, no matter how great the odds are aggainst him or her work hard and you will achieve prosperity; 'from rags to riches with a strong will is hard work ~ »two major concepts of the AD success with a strong will & hard work everybody can go from 'rags to riches' freedom: personal liberty, self-governance & Individual rights » political foundation Declaration of Independence all men are created equal"→ inalienable (nicht übertragbare) rights N US Constitution Independency from GB» Government with seperate and independant branches, that control eachother Bill of Rights ensure individual rights and freedoms of American citizens by limiting the power of the government »...
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4 Pillars of the AD Puritanism religion: wanted to found a „New Jerusalem", where they could find religious freedom, all men should be placed on same social level (equality) > belief: "if a man does not work, neither shall he eat"-> hard work as basic component of Puritan belief L> • capitalistic thinking, material success, potential through hard work, everybody responsible for own success (self-reliance) Manifest Destiny L> phylosophie: serves as an excuse to conquer new land, pioneers had the God-given right to spread progress, Christianity & democracy, rationalization to justify territorial growth > progress, democracy, westward movement (imperialism), mobility, pride Declaration of Independance July 4, 1776 L> Relationship between GB & colonies deteriorated to the point of war colonies wanted to split and put an end to · colonial oppression > all adopt the political philosophy and values agreed upon the Declaration guarantees life, liberty, pursuit of happiness, equality, democracy, independance, right to pursue one's goal with a minimum of state control I welfare system) ~ The Frontier L₂ pioneers needed to cope with natural barriers, survive in the wilderness + be self-sufficient individualism, democracy, mobility, L> tolerance: mixing pot of races, diffrent types of people could settle in the west, without upsetting eachother equality, tolerance economy: during settlement they didn't want a government to interfere (stören) > minimum of state control, capitalism L₂ women: more nights emancipation, equality L> technology: many inventions - people at the frontier had to cope with all sorts of problems > progress L> violence in the weast, each one settled his own problems - no state interference readiness to use violence, right to carry guns »from poverty to millionaire را good social environement » reality -> be convincing wealth (money) ● Investor confidence hope time belief Plan Success motivation ? right connections desire > strong will holding on/ not giving up trust the process > discrimination, racism,... the rights of freedoms (in Decl. of In.) and the Bill of Rights didn't apply to everyone myth of mobility"- stuck in a permament underclass of poor, unskiled, uneducated - does the AD really exist for everyone? ~ ~ ? patience -> no equality L₂ war of competition, big difference of poor rich in monetary- big gap between rich and poor/everybody else it's difficult to move up in class, rich are freezing nearly everybody, low payement of workers » two sides of America - it's not really that easy, nearly impossible middle class-working poor reality: they are just, kind of poor'. near to the poverty lines L₂ are working hard but still struggeling, it's hard to get everything they need to live (-a lot of people) too rich to get state assistance but too poor to afford it by themselves focus on helpfull people