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The American Dream of the 1940s

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Fabian Gonzalez

on 29 May 2014

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journal #5
Well in the beginning of the decade there was still the woe of the depression. This continued until the WWII where everything was set into war-time productions chair makers making bombs so freed opportunity didn't happen until the war's end
Journal #1
In the 1940's the American Dream was that women could have the opportunity to take part in the world war 2 maybe not on the battle field but in someway to help out the U.S for support and that gave women the chance to establish a life style where they could get jobs and not be the stay at home mom 24/7 but help bring a some of income to the house and not just the husband or man of the house.
Journal #2: Music and poetry from the 1940s:

Most music back in the 1940s, music and poetry reflected people’s opinions or ideas about everything that happened around them. In my opinion 'When You Wish Upon a Star’ is a perfect example of what people imagined the real American Dream was. This is actually the idea I have of representing this dream. The idea of wishes coming true no matter who you are or where you are from seems to be the most accurate representation of the American Dream from my point of view. This song was created by the artist Cliff Edward and judging by the lyrics I can tell he had a good idea of what the American Dream meant to him and it resembles the idea I had for the dream as well.

journal #3
The second war world had a big effect on the money & economic factors for they were in the process of rebuilding what was lost and tried to come to peace at the same time. The american dream was for after the war was to work for a better society to live peacefully it had an effect on women working the work space on their own accord independently brought good flow to an american dream of equal treatment & opportunity
Journal #4: Major Political Events and Movements from the 1940s

American Dream According to the 1940s
The American Dream of the 1940s
As with many other decades of american history,each had it's own version according to participial times. For the 40's home front consumerism to battle the Japs & nazis was the way,after wards the focus changed on those darn commies but this was mainstream America African folk were very much segregated and lack the same civil rights as the white people even though freed for almost two centuries still were treated with prejudice and denied same feats as the other racially reserved universities, jobs and even water fountains
Journal #7
Beginning of american consumerism
We believe the american dream is the just the interpretation of anyone's dream. The dream to go out and make an impact on this world, the one where the climb the farthest reaches or just to start anew whether it my be this exemplify it so to say
The movement that had an impact on society's perception of the American Dream during the 1940s was; the African-American Civil Rights Movement. In 1941, as A. Philip Randolph organized a mass movement, President Roosevelt was forced to take steps against racial discrimination. Before this, the hopes for African-Americans to achieve anything close to the American Dream was super low. This event restored faith among African-Americans who have been waiting for equalization between them and white people. This changed the meaning of the American Dream into a brighter one and even opened doors for other movements that made it easier for people to achieve their dream and helped a lot of races started gain equal rights and make notice of their sacrifices and hard work.
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