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  • Stephen Calkins
    Jacob Miller
    The American Dream
  • The American Dream
    In the Beginning of the
  • 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
  • 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
  • Material goods, Black Rights, Social Order
    Barely a job, low wages
    20thCentury
    What people had
    What people wanted
  • The American Dream
    Main themes of the
  • 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
  • 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
  • Main Theme
  • The American Dream
    Reflecting on society with the
  • 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
  • Reflection
    The American Dream has changed and many now look for “Get Rich Quick”
    Work values for many have dramatically shifted
  • “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
  • Reflection
  • 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
  • American Dream
    What is our
  • Stephen
    Money
    Big House
    Car
  • Jacob
    Babes
  • Questions?