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ORIGIN AMERICAN DREAM DEFINITION: describes an attitude of hope and faith that looks forward to the fulfillment of human wishes and desires; these wishes were expressed in Thomas Jefferson's Declaration of Independence of 1776 definition is highly individual: everyone interprets it different (e.g. for some it's the dream of equality and liberty, for others it's the dream of glory and wealth) generally: Everyone is free to strive after his aims and dreams and is able to fulfill them, if he works hard enough rags to riches" - the term "American Dream" was introduced by James Truslow Adams in the 1930's • 1 THE AMERICAN DREAM founding fathers were "dreamers "they had the idea of leading a country based on personal liberty, self-governance and individual rights Declaration of Independence: all men are created equal - life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness ·America could correct the mistakes of the "old world" (Europe; main reasons for leaving Europe: religious persecution, political oppression and poverty) equality, classless society, dignity, happiness → individuals of all nations are melted into a new race (melting pot) minimum of state control - → → democracy "from NEGATIVE ASPECTS. Concept of a class less society never really worked out Education has become a "luxury-priced necessity" without good education one has no chance of getting a well-paid job (no matter how hard they try) AD is about...

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success and money. → capitalism is a source of unhappiness. . A lot of unemployment (people are too optimistic) A lot of people do not have the chance to fulfill their dream because they are immigrants (e.g. Mexican-Americans are often exploited as cheap workers) Still much racism → big gap between black and white people in education and income (blacks are still less educated and poorer → true equality has not been achieved yet) as there is no standard school system, but a system of expensive private schools (the children of the poorer Start out their career with lower chances for a good future) ·Police men shooting unarmed, black people A lot of people can't get access to health care or good education. Unemployment because of outsourcing (jobs are moved to China or India) • Vision of America as "melting pot of nations" never become reality "We hold the se truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their creator with certain unalienable rights, that among these are life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness." Mability, optimism, flexibility American tradition of mobility IMPORTANT ASPECTS Freedom Americans regard their society as the freest and best in the world, superior to every other nation. Americans understanding of freedom is shaped by the founding father's belief that all men are created equal; including freedom of speech, press and religion Setting the West ("going west") meant making a fresh start in a land of spociousness · Today: same sense of optimism about their chances to succeed (Americans are still prepared to move great distances to improve their lives through a better job) Hard work Puritan work ethic → individual's duty to work hard and to show self-discipline Material success through hard work: a sign of "God's favour" Progress The belief in progress is very important to the Americans → the nation's progress is reflected in its growing prosperity, economic strength and political power (Americans have always regarded themselves as a nation with a mission) Patriotism. American flag and national holidays such as Thanksgiving or Independence Day intensify the sense of national pride Symbals and icons statue of liberty: freedom American flag: democracy Hollywood: material success AMERICAN DREAM TODAY Critics: clever political and economic marketing strategy Many aspects like classless society, equality and the pursuit of happiness never become reality (racism, rocial discrimination, unemployment) Today: becoming famous like a film star, model etc (dream of glory, wealth and fame instead of liberty equality and self- government) the government seems to inconsistently encourage and discourage the values central to the American Dream → regulating business to the point of detriment, yet upholding the public perception of Americans' potential to achieve massive material success

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ORIGIN AMERICAN DREAM DEFINITION: describes an attitude of hope and faith that looks forward to the fulfillment of human wishes and desires; these wishes were expressed in Thomas Jefferson's Declaration of Independence of 1776 definition is highly individual: everyone interprets it different (e.g. for some it's the dream of equality and liberty, for others it's the dream of glory and wealth) generally: Everyone is free to strive after his aims and dreams and is able to fulfill them, if he works hard enough rags to riches" - the term "American Dream" was introduced by James Truslow Adams in the 1930's • 1 THE AMERICAN DREAM founding fathers were "dreamers "they had the idea of leading a country based on personal liberty, self-governance and individual rights Declaration of Independence: all men are created equal - life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness ·America could correct the mistakes of the "old world" (Europe; main reasons for leaving Europe: religious persecution, political oppression and poverty) equality, classless society, dignity, happiness → individuals of all nations are melted into a new race (melting pot) minimum of state control - → → democracy "from NEGATIVE ASPECTS. Concept of a class less society never really worked out Education has become a "luxury-priced necessity" without good education one has no chance of getting a well-paid job (no matter how hard they try) AD is about...

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success and money. → capitalism is a source of unhappiness. . A lot of unemployment (people are too optimistic) A lot of people do not have the chance to fulfill their dream because they are immigrants (e.g. Mexican-Americans are often exploited as cheap workers) Still much racism → big gap between black and white people in education and income (blacks are still less educated and poorer → true equality has not been achieved yet) as there is no standard school system, but a system of expensive private schools (the children of the poorer Start out their career with lower chances for a good future) ·Police men shooting unarmed, black people A lot of people can't get access to health care or good education. Unemployment because of outsourcing (jobs are moved to China or India) • Vision of America as "melting pot of nations" never become reality "We hold the se truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their creator with certain unalienable rights, that among these are life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness." Mability, optimism, flexibility American tradition of mobility IMPORTANT ASPECTS Freedom Americans regard their society as the freest and best in the world, superior to every other nation. Americans understanding of freedom is shaped by the founding father's belief that all men are created equal; including freedom of speech, press and religion Setting the West ("going west") meant making a fresh start in a land of spociousness · Today: same sense of optimism about their chances to succeed (Americans are still prepared to move great distances to improve their lives through a better job) Hard work Puritan work ethic → individual's duty to work hard and to show self-discipline Material success through hard work: a sign of "God's favour" Progress The belief in progress is very important to the Americans → the nation's progress is reflected in its growing prosperity, economic strength and political power (Americans have always regarded themselves as a nation with a mission) Patriotism. American flag and national holidays such as Thanksgiving or Independence Day intensify the sense of national pride Symbals and icons statue of liberty: freedom American flag: democracy Hollywood: material success AMERICAN DREAM TODAY Critics: clever political and economic marketing strategy Many aspects like classless society, equality and the pursuit of happiness never become reality (racism, rocial discrimination, unemployment) Today: becoming famous like a film star, model etc (dream of glory, wealth and fame instead of liberty equality and self- government) the government seems to inconsistently encourage and discourage the values central to the American Dream → regulating business to the point of detriment, yet upholding the public perception of Americans' potential to achieve massive material success