Many of the returning soldiers could not fall back in to their old life styles. First they felt guilt for surviving many of their brothers in arms. Second they were haunted by the atrocities of war. Some soldiers could not go back to the mental state of peacetime. Then there were soldiers Tim O’Brien meant while in the war that he wrote the book “The Things They Carried,” that showed how important the role of story telling was to soldiers.
My dream is to have a job that I can work outside. Taking a look into the history of literature and seeing that the American dream is evident in the literature. Most authors throughout history have had a dream. Their dreams weren’t all the same, but they all had one thing in common and it was the American dream. The American dream has changed throughout history the first people to come to America there dream was to go to a better place, and in the Great Gatsby the American dream was to get a girl.
But, what of the people that were already settled in America where Columbus had been so quick to claim for Spain? These people were the real settlers of America, the Native Americans as they would be called later on in history. For a long time in America’s history and even up until I was in Elementary School, it was being taught that Christopher Columbus was in fact the discoverer of America. The truth, as we all know is that he could not have possibly discovered it when there was already people there! Instead, it is possible to say that he “laid claim” to it for Spain.
The last reason was that an increase in population required more land to be settled. O’Sullivan explained the westward movement in his article The Great Nation of Futurity as, “The expansive future is our arena, and for our history. We are entering on its untrodden space, with hearts unsullied by the past.” (“The Great Nation…”). Although O’Sullivan did not coin the phrase until the 1900’s, the idea of exploring America and discovering all of which the country had to offer was already hundreds of years in the making. Immigrants from Europe, especially, sought out America for religious freedom, new land, and new beginnings.
Until the major wars that took place between the World powers, England, France, and Spain concluded, it was determined that the American colonists began to realize they were funding someone else’s wa... ... middle of paper ... ...l opportunities of the middle colonies that propelled many to establish themselves for economic success, especially because of the rich farmland and the ports that could support trade like Charleston (Nash, 2010, pg. 175-181). The strength of economics played a huge role in developing the political dynamics that are still shaping America today. Reference Brinkley. A.
The republican ideology is a facet of the social fabric of the colonial citizens of America that may, arguably, have had the greatest affect on the struggle for independence and the formation of a constitutional form of government in the United States. The birth of the republican ideology, while impossible to place an exact date on, or even month, can be traced back more than a decade before the Revolutionary War. It can also be argued that this social machine began to function as a result of circumstances which led many colonist to choose to come to America. The uniformity of this ideology, however, would change and modify itself as circumstances warranted in the period between 1760 and 1800. It is first necessary to understand the exact reasons why the ancestors of the American revolutionaries chose to live in America, as opposed to staying in England, where a healthy and prosperous life was a much greater possibility.
Ben’s achievements are very numerous. Apart from being a genius after only 2 years of schooling, his other achievements show that he was an overachiever. Some of Ben’s achievements are literature-based. For example, he printed the first novel published in America. He also started the first circulating library in America.
The recent revolution greatly expressed the heart of the American people. However, it would take another fifty years of development throughout American before it produced the first great generation of American writers such as, Washington Irving, Ralph Waldo Emerson, Nathaniel Hawthorne, Herman Melville, Henry David Thoreau, Edgar Allan Poe and Emily Dickinson, just to name a few. There was a sense of enlightenment that spread over America in the 18th century. Many of the stories reflected the sense of freedom that came with the revolution. Consider Washington Irving, he was among the first American writers who gained an international reputation by writing short stories.
The American dream is about working hard for what you are trying to achieve. The American dream comes from our past clear down to today and with influences it becomes a superior ambition. Even though the dream grows more throughout time; the dream is stronger and it’s easier to achieve what you want to have in this nation as a dreamer. The American dream has been discussed in literature for more than two centuries in our history. Way earlier in time before anything, our first used way of the American dream was not recognized, yet it was done by the first people in the Americas known as the Puritans.
From 1834 until 1837, they were taught chemistry, physics, the scientific method, and mathematics by the famous English chemist John Dalton. (Like James Joule, Dalton was a Bible-believing Christian.) James gratefully acknowledged the key role that Dalton played in his becoming a scientist. 'It was from his instruction that I first formed a desire to increase my knowledge by original researches', Joule said. James was educated at home until he was 15.