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    James Brown and the American Dream of the ‘60s         The American Dream is defined in the Random House dictionary as “the ideals of freedom‚ equality‚ and opportunity traditionally held to be available to every American” (Random House 1). However‚ most Americans strive towards the American Dream without knowing this definition. That is because you cannot give the American Dream a clear definition‚ it has an ever changing meaning. The American Dream of today is certainly not the same as what it

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    Adam Brown achieves his “American Dream” through hard work and dedication. Adam was a go getter and everything he did‚ he did with full potential that he will succeed no matter how long it took or how hard it was to do so. Adam was rewarded with his first Bronze Star combat valor that came with a citation that read “...By his extraordinary guidance‚ zealous initiative‚ and total dedication to duty‚ Brown reflected great credit upon himself and upheld the highest traditions of the United States Naval

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    Dream Introduction The American dream can be defined as equality of opportunity and freedom that allows all U.S. residents reach their goals in life only with their effort and determination. Today‚ this idea first expressed in 1931 by James Truslow Adams‚ refers to that prosperity depends on your skills and your work‚ and not in a rigid social hierarchy‚ although the meaning of the phrase has changed throughout U.S. history. Components of the "American Dream" are also the ideal of equality before

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    The ‘American dream’ is a term coined by James Truslow in his 1932 book Epic of America‚ but it is a concept as old as America itself: anything is possible if only the individual is willing to work hard. The dream draws immigrants to our shores and borders every year and keeps millions of Americans content in the idea that their toiling will pave the way to success for them and for their children. However‚ for every rags-to-riches story‚ there are thousands of other hard-working people who cannot

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    The Illusion of the American Dreams In his 1931 book The Epic of America‚ James Truslow Adams coined the term “The American Dream.” A term that is used frequently in the English language‚ the American dream is the dream of prosperity and wealth‚ and the idea that anyone can achieve it through hard work. The idea of the American dream is very common but many believe the dream is merely an illusion. Dreiser’s Sister Carrie‚ Steinbeck’s The Leader of the People‚ and F. Scott Fitzgerald’s Winter

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    historian James Truslow Adams in his 1931 book called “The Epic of America”‚ where he gives the definition of the term how he said “The American Dream”‚ by saying that the life should be better and richer‚ everyone should be equal‚ have a job‚ having a car or high paid job was not that important‚ it was more important to have of a social order where man and woman were equal and all these successes were based only on a their own abilities‚ achievements and hardworking skills (Adams 106). Also Adams was

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    ideals of freedom‚ equality‚ and opportunity traditionally held to be available to every  American.  A life of personal happiness and material comfort as traditionally sought by individuals in the  U.S.” The concept of the American Dream started in 1931 by James Truslow. Many people  believe the American Dream is dead others think its still very much alive.     First off‚ ​

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    The American Dream Final Exam By: Uday Govindswamy Period 2 The idea of the “American Dream” was first used in the book The Epic of America‚ written by James Truslow Adams‚ in 1931. Adams stated that the American Dream is‚ “the dream of a land in which life should be better and richer and fuller for everyone‚ with opportunity for each according to ability or achievement…(31) “. The key elements of the American Dream include: access to a college education‚ owning a home‚ enjoying political

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    Dream is a national philosophy of the United States‚ a set of ideals in which freedom includes the opportunity for prosperity and success‚ and an upward social mobility achieved through hard work. In the definition of the American Dream by James Truslow Adams in 1931 he stated “life should be better and richer and fuller for everyone‚ with opportunity for each according to ability or achievement" regardless of social class or circumstances of birth. This definition of the American Dream is a naïve

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    the money in the world going to do if you aren’t happy with it? Today people believe that fame and fortune are what will bring you happiness and the perfect life when really that’s not all that matters. In the book The Epic of America written by James Adams in 1931‚ states that “It is not a dream of motor cars and high wages merely‚ but a dream of social order in which each man and each woman shall be able to attain to the fullest stature of which they are innately capable‚ and be recognized by others

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