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The American Dream

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on 16 January 2015

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Transcript of The American Dream

The American Dream
Nicole, Holton, Jimmy, Danial
Origins
The term "American Dream" was founded by James Truslow Adams
Truslow's book
The Epic of America
He states, "That dream of a land in which life should be better and richer and fuller for everyone..."
American Settlement
Origins of the American Dream date back to the 1600's
John Winthrop Envisioned a society where everyone prospered in 1630
Declaration of Independence
"All men are created equal and are endowed with certain unalienable rights"

Ideas
All men and women have the right to achieve their dream
Rags to riches
Live a simple happy life
A land of Unlimited opportunity
Diversity
Old vs New
Old: Accumulate a modest fortune little by little, year by year

New: Rags to riches or get a much as fast as possible
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