Thursday, June 8, 2017

The 20th Century American Dream

The American dream by the 20th century is formatted in many different forms fully dependent on the person you choose to look at.  There was a slight recurring theme of disappointment, from the depression to the war.  I think many Americans at this time may have valued a smaller life where they were content, happy, and peaceful.  I believe that was the American dream.  Literature also created this small-town dream by displaying lives full of content from poetry to novels.  This time period was full of such a wide variety of dreams from freedoms, to wealth, to peace, to every dream you could think of.

Reconstruction & American Dreams

A dream quite prevalent in the reconstruction era was equal opportunities.  They were sought out by many individuals which were typically secluded from certain rights in the U.S. at the time.  Voting age was debated very often so age was even a factor, I bring this up as many of us think race or sex, but this time period had so many lost freedoms that even age was a major factor.  Woman's suffrage was, of course, a very hard battle to win over.  Yet, it all started in this time period.  I believe that the true un-communicated dream that was shared between every citizen was a freedom.  Freedom, is the American dream.

Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Cal Jennings
Mr. Harding
Block 4

"The American Dream"

   "The American Dream" can basically be summarized into a quick scenario of events. To live in a single family home with three bedrooms, to have a couple of children, a nice car in the front driveway, a dog that runs around out front, and a hardworking father and stay at home mother. That's what the "American Dream" is all about now at least, back in the rise of industrial america era where people were starting to explore west, the "American Dream" then was, to have a horse and wagon, be able to make it across the mid-west, and to start a farm, and live off your land. I agree that there is such thing as an "American Dream" but it also depends on the person. To some people it is to live a long wealthy live, and to some it is to just make it here in america in the first place. I chose this theme because it is relevant in every Americans mind.