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    The term, “American dream,” was first used by historian James Truslow Adams. James stated that the American dream was, “That dream of a land in which life should be better and richer and fuller for every man, with opportunity for each according to his ability or achievement.” Although the quote states a perfect definition of the American dream, this term can be interpreted in several ways. The American dream is achieving a goal that before was seen as impossible or unlikely, making a decision that

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    and Equality) in which freedom includes the opportunity for wealth and success, and an upward social mobility for the family and children, achieved through hard work in a society with few obstacles. In the definition of the American Dream by James Truslow Adams in his book “The Epic of America”, published in 1931, "life should be better and richer and fuller for everyone, with opportunity for each according to ability or achievement" regardless of social class or circumstances of birth. At that time

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    happiness. In the epilogue of The Epic of America, James Truslow Adams argues his idea that the American Dream cannot be defined by one type of accomplishment or triumph. He claims that the American Dream cannot be defined by one type of achievement or particular success, reiterating the fact that the dream is not about tangible goods creating a sense of artificial happiness, but every individual seeking to fulfill their utmost potential. Adams saw that the American Dream was eroding into a need

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    Americans.” This is what Mark Feinberg, PhD, stated about this issue and most people would agree. Secondly, it is important to know what the “American Dream” really is. The term was first seen in the book, The Epic of America written by James Truslow Adams in 1931. "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. It is a difficult dream for the European upper classes

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    The power to grow emotionally and reach specific life goals lies in mindset of each person. Truslow was a marvelous historian who initially came up with the infamous term “The American Dream” (91). It is because of him that thousands of people seek and question what that dream truly means. To Adam the simple relationship between an employee and boss was sacred. In America looking at each person with equality is highly expected. This is why America

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    “The American Dream is that dream of a land in which life should be better, richer and fuller for everyone, with opportunity for each according to ability or achievement”, once mentioned by James Truslow. In this quote this is where our dreams begin, where we all believe that we can reach to our fullest potential. Everyone in the world dreams every night to have what they wish for, every dream is different. The world is full of people around that aren’t part of America to have this dream. Therefore

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    The American Dream: A False Sense of Hope

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    In an average day, an American is exposed to over 3000 advertisements, (Kilbourne). Whether they want to admit it or not, they are drawn toward them. A common scheme of the advertisers is to allow the consumer to “picture the new them.” Whether this be a wealthier them, a skinner them, or a prettier them, they gear there product towards every person and want everyone be able to connect with the advertisement and picture the “new them.” American Idol, Nutrisystem, and The Biggest Loser, the lottery

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    Look Deeper Than the Mirror

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    In the early 1930’s James Truslow Adams defined the American Dream as, “life should be better and richer and fuller for everyone, with opportunity for each according to ability or achievement”. His quote alone speaks about individualism, and nowhere is it written that you can’t be your own person. The meaning of the “American Dream” has changed drastically over time due to history and personal opinions; it has almost become a cliché. Embellished by these thoughts we fare to complement one another

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    three garage doors and an emerald Escalade sporting eighteen inch chrome rims. That is the twenty-first century American Dream. It is also as James Truslow Adams, a famous historian, believes, “a land in which life should be better and richer and fuller for every man, with opportunity… regardless of the fortuitous circumstances of birth or position” (374). Adams has the notion that each American is obliged to have a stress-free and an equal opportunistic lifestyle. However, the American Dream is a delusion

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    The Changing American Dream The American Dream has changed tremendously over the past 85 years and continues to change. What was once the American dream in the 1900s is no longer the same American Dream in the 21st century. Many people do not even believe the American dream exists anymore. I am going to write about the original meaning of the American Dream and how it has and will be perceived in the future. Looking at the past direction of the American dream, there are many different directions

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