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The american dream
The american dream
The american dream
The american dream
The american dream
The american dream
The american dream
The american dream
The american dream
The american dream
The american dream
The american dream
The american dream
The american dream
The american dream
The american dream
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The american dream

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  • 1. Stephen Calkins<br />Jacob Miller<br />The American Dream<br />
  • 2. The American Dream<br />In the Beginning of the<br />
  • 3. The American Dream<br />Began with immigrants moving here for a better life<br />Later popularized by writers of the 20th century who were not happy with the way people had interpreted the Dream<br />
  • 4. Many very successful business men lived in luxury<br />This shows immigrants with very little trying to find their American Dream<br />19th Century<br />What people had<br />What people could have<br />
  • 5. Material goods, Black Rights, Social Order<br />Barely a job, low wages<br />20thCentury<br />What people had<br />What people wanted<br />
  • 6. The American Dream<br />Main themes of the<br />
  • 7. Main Themes<br />The American Dream has been interpreted many different ways and is different for everyone<br />There are those, I know, who will say that the liberation of humanity, the freedom of man and mind, is nothing but a dream.  They are right.  It is the American dream.  <br /> -Archibald MacLeish<br />
  • 8. Edges and disjuncts, shattered, bitter planes,a wedge of disconsolate memories to echo fame,fear of the past, a future still to blame--<br />Multiple heavens, hells, nothing is straight.You earn your money, then you waitfor so-called life to see that you get paid.<br />Tilt! Again it's all gone wrong.This is a heartless, hopeless song.This is an empty, useless song.<br />-Robert Creeley<br />
  • 9. Main Theme<br />
  • 10. The American Dream<br />Reflecting on society with the<br />
  • 11. Reflection<br />The American Dream is perceived as a struggle for material goods<br />Many people worked from the ground up to gain a materialistic life<br />Writers have disagreed with this for years<br />
  • 12. Reflection<br />The American Dream has changed and many now look for “Get Rich Quick” <br />Work values for many have dramatically shifted<br />
  • 13. “Rags to Riches”<br />If you work hard then you will succeed bringing wealth and God’s grace<br />He won on “Who Wants To Be A Millionaire”, well so can I<br />Lottery<br />Reflection<br />
  • 14. Reflection<br />
  • 15. Reflection<br />The lottery and game shows now target Americans desire for money<br />These lures make large amounts of money feeding off of people’s naïveeity<br />
  • 16. American Dream<br />What is our<br />
  • 17. Stephen<br />Money<br />Big House<br />Car<br />
  • 18. Jacob<br />Babes<br />
  • 19. Questions?<br />

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