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  • The American Dream: The Challenges Of The American Dream

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    American Dream

    What is the American Dream? As James Truslow coined in 1931 " A dream of land in which life should be better and richer and fuller for everyone, with opportunity for each according to ability or achievement. It is a difficult dream for the European upper class to interpret adequately, and too many of us ourselves have grown weary and mistrustful of it. It is not a dream of motor cars and high wages merely, but a dream of social order in which each man and each woman shall be able to attain to the

  • The American Dream And Brandon King's The American Dream

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    While Americans suffered through the Great Depression in 1931, James Truslow Adams popularized the term, “the American Dream”, in his book, “Epic of America”. As Adams defines it, the American Dream is "that dream of a land in which life should be better and richer and fuller for everyone, with opportunity for each according to ability or achievement...”. In other words, the American dream is the concept of a future of equal opportunity and freedom of improvement. On one end, economists and activists

  • The American Dream Essay: To Achieve The American Dreams

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    To Achieve “The American Dreams” People usually do not have a concrete plan for their future, so they do not know what direction they are going to take; it is so difficult for people to set themselves up for success when they have no real support system put in place. They often have negative people around them that will bring them down, too, which will lead to a lack of motivation, and this will set them up for failure, especially when they set goals that are not clear enough or realistic. People

  • The American Dream

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    missing works cited It is the intent of this paper to prove that the "American Dream" can best be explained as a "ciity upon a hill." "Ciity upon a hill" meaning being above and superior over those below. The Civil War, the imperialistic race of the 19th century, the Korean War, the KKK, and the Gulf War are all examples of the "American Dream" of superiority playing a part in American History. Each American has a different idea of this superiority, but nonetheless strive to achieve

  • The American Dream in Literature

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    The ideology of the American Dream can be traced back to the flood of immigration in the early twentieth century. Families from European Countries sailed on boats from months to read the great promise America held. They left their home countries and everything they had to lead successful and prosperous lives in the US. Another form of the American Dream arose in the 1950s after the US successfully win World War II. Young men came back to their young wives and had many children, hence the name

  • American Dream Individualism

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    The idea of the American dream was popular among Modernist writers. Many focused on this idea by embodying this dream into their characters. The three central ideas of the American dream are admiration for America as a new Eden, optimism, and individualism. Modernist writers saw America as a land of beauty, bounty, and unlimited promise. The ideal protagonist was in pursuit of wealth and pleasure. They thought that pleasure could be acquired abroad instead of at home. Americans also believed in

  • My American Dream

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    “American Dream” is a national ethos of the United States citizens, it is the idea that American is the land of opportunity, it is a set of traditional social ideas, including freedom of opportunity for prosperity and success. Through studying this interview, I learned the term “American Dream” was commonly used after the Civil War, which represented the era of struggles, discrimination and a war that put an end to slavery. More than that, the term “American Dream” displayed a story of hope, opportunity

  • The American Dream: Dream Or Illusion

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    Dream or Illusion Have we ever thought how long our dreams are? Dreams may last minutes to hours until it gets to the end; sometimes dreams have happy ending and sometimes not. The American Dream is everyone’s dream who lives in the United States because it is “the belief that everyone in the US has the chance to be successful and happy if they work hard” ("The American Dream Definition . . ."). In other words, it aims to encourage people to get what they want if they worked hard for it. By following

  • American Dream Analysis

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    “American Dream” is different to each of us and this is due to the fact that each person and person’s thought is different. The American dream is dependent mainly on the setting of where one lives and one‘s social status or education. Like - in the nobel “Death of a Salesman” where shows that how each character has a different thought of the American dreams and how they believed on their dream. People in today still have their own American dream which contains their thoughts and their hope. The

  • The American Dream

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    The American Dream, it’s something as old as America itself and continues to live on. However, what is the “American Dream” exactly? It’s something that has changed over and over, and has been disputed over for centuries. First, it was to become the perfect society and person through God as defined by the Puritans (the first settlers in America), the it shifted to being the peak of moral and intellectual perfection with the Rationalists, who were revolutionaries such as Benjamin Franklin. The Transcendentalists