American Dream Mindmap

American-Dream-Mindmap
THE NEW CANAAN
- promised land
- "land of milk and honey"
- America: "New Canaan"
THE USA
- Country of unlimited opportunities
- "from rags to riches"
- immigrants want to find a better life
- The American Dream
- James Truslow Adams 1931
MANIFEST DESTINY
- America Nation ordered to expand across
North American continent
- America: superior to all other countries
- patriotism rootet in "Manifest Destiny" concept
FREEDOM
- STATUE OF LIBERTY
- gift from France 1886
- to celebrate Independence from Britain
- Symbol for
- independence
- liberty
- freedom
- Emma Lazarus Poem: "The New Colossus" 1883
- Upper New York Bay
- tablet in left hand
- showing date of Declaration of Independence
(July 4, 1776)
- enlightenment
- ELLIS ISLAND
- immigrants arrived there
- federal Immigration Station 1892-1954
DEATH OF A SALESMAN
- Arthur Miller
- 1949
- Willy & Linda Loman
- Biff
- Happy
- looking for exactly where his life went wrong
- being well liked
- brother of Will: Ben, was successfull
- Willy suicide
AMERICAN DREAM TODAY
- multicultural society
- salad bowl
- melting pot
- American Dream is seen more
critically nowadays
- an illusion
- American Nightmares
- Vietnam War
- September 11, 2001
- financial crisis 2008
BILL OF RIGHT
- first ten amendments to the American
Constitution
- guarantee inalienable rights
- freedom of religion
- freedom of press
- right to bear arms
AMERICAN CONSTITUTION
- written in 1787
- new ideas of a democratic state
DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE
- 1776 by Thomas Jefferson
- everybody created equal
- unalienable rights
- life
- liberty
- pursuit of happiness
- possibility to make dreams come true
- individual rights
THE PURITANS
- decided to leave England
- Intention: purify the Church of England, not
leave it
- September 1620: left England on the
Mayflower, arrived at Plymouth Bay
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