The American Dream

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The American Dream

 term was first used by James Truslow Adams
-> "The Epic of America"
What is the American Dream?
often used to iinspire and motive Americans

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term was first used by James Truslow Adams -> "The Epic of America" What is the American Dream? often used to iinspire and motive Americans to improve themselves There is no universal definition of what the American Dream actually is -> it varies for each American - Anybody can go from "rags to riches" -> main idea: anyone can achieve anything if they work hard an passionately - Intepretations of the American Dream personal dreams -> freedom, self-fulfilment, dignity, happiness, fresh start Economic dreams The American Dream prosperity, success, no poverty, progress Social dreams -> equality, classless society Religious dreams →> religious freedom Political dreams -> democracy National identify -> freedom, individualism, optimism, hard work, mobility, progress Statue of Liberty created by Frédéric-Auguste Bartholdi - Landmark aand status symbol of freedom - Represents the roman goddess of freedom "Libertas" - Statue holds a plague with inscription -> "July 4th, 1776: Date of the American Declaration of Independence "Certain unalienable rights; that among these are, life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness" - three examples of rights given to all human - Government has to protect these rights (Bill of rights; 1791) selmaknowonity American Dream or Nightmare? American Dream from ags to riches Land of opportunity -> life without struggle, hunger, etc. Equality, high living standart Pursuit of happines Success - Freedom/protection Several success-stories still hold some promise and keep the American Dream alive -> black President Barack Obama (success through work) -> Popstars who grew...

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up in ghettos became millionaires The American Dream today critical (and negative) view - Political and economic marketing strategy →> immigration, tourism Example: A raisin in the sun shows the life of the Youngers American Nightmare - huge gaps between rich and poor widening social gap/inequality Lack of health care "Hard work will pay off" -> huge gap between rich and poor, different social classes – “Herritage irrelevant" -> racism directed against the black population ("Black lives matter") Main idea has changed (focus on material properity) - discrimination/racism - Most jobs are in urban areas -> cost of living is high and people can't afford it Unrealistic for unprivileged people High crime rate -> unemployment, poverty, many low-income jobs -> black family (African-American) living in Chicago in the 1950s - Different dreams the characters want to achieve -> no universal definition of the American Dream; varies for each American Walter wants to become rich, independent and sucessful -> invest money in a liqour store "Rise from rags to riches" Beneatha wants to be a doctor and help people - Express her herritage (African roots) "Purusit of happiness" Mama I wants to buy a house -> feels she has the same right as any other (white) person "Equality"

The American Dream

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Selma⚜️

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11/12/13

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The American Dream

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 term was first used by James Truslow Adams
-> "The Epic of America"
What is the American Dream?
often used to iinspire and motive Americans

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Vielen Dank, wirklich hilfreich für mich, da wir gerade genau das Thema in der Schule haben 😁

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term was first used by James Truslow Adams -> "The Epic of America" What is the American Dream? often used to iinspire and motive Americans to improve themselves There is no universal definition of what the American Dream actually is -> it varies for each American - Anybody can go from "rags to riches" -> main idea: anyone can achieve anything if they work hard an passionately - Intepretations of the American Dream personal dreams -> freedom, self-fulfilment, dignity, happiness, fresh start Economic dreams The American Dream prosperity, success, no poverty, progress Social dreams -> equality, classless society Religious dreams →> religious freedom Political dreams -> democracy National identify -> freedom, individualism, optimism, hard work, mobility, progress Statue of Liberty created by Frédéric-Auguste Bartholdi - Landmark aand status symbol of freedom - Represents the roman goddess of freedom "Libertas" - Statue holds a plague with inscription -> "July 4th, 1776: Date of the American Declaration of Independence "Certain unalienable rights; that among these are, life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness" - three examples of rights given to all human - Government has to protect these rights (Bill of rights; 1791) selmaknowonity American Dream or Nightmare? American Dream from ags to riches Land of opportunity -> life without struggle, hunger, etc. Equality, high living standart Pursuit of happines Success - Freedom/protection Several success-stories still hold some promise and keep the American Dream alive -> black President Barack Obama (success through work) -> Popstars who grew...

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up in ghettos became millionaires The American Dream today critical (and negative) view - Political and economic marketing strategy →> immigration, tourism Example: A raisin in the sun shows the life of the Youngers American Nightmare - huge gaps between rich and poor widening social gap/inequality Lack of health care "Hard work will pay off" -> huge gap between rich and poor, different social classes – “Herritage irrelevant" -> racism directed against the black population ("Black lives matter") Main idea has changed (focus on material properity) - discrimination/racism - Most jobs are in urban areas -> cost of living is high and people can't afford it Unrealistic for unprivileged people High crime rate -> unemployment, poverty, many low-income jobs -> black family (African-American) living in Chicago in the 1950s - Different dreams the characters want to achieve -> no universal definition of the American Dream; varies for each American Walter wants to become rich, independent and sucessful -> invest money in a liqour store "Rise from rags to riches" Beneatha wants to be a doctor and help people - Express her herritage (African roots) "Purusit of happiness" Mama I wants to buy a house -> feels she has the same right as any other (white) person "Equality"