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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
The american dream
The american dream
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The american dream

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

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