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Alles Wichtige über den American Dream, dessen Werte, Philosophie, Möglichkeiten, Risiken, aber auch Wegbereiter und Helden:

The American Dream

ideas and rights general and personal examples and models qualification and evaluation
» more opportunities than anywhere else » John Davison Rockefeller Sr.  
» achieve prosperity by hard work, courage and determination » Andrew Carregie
» Ronald Reagon
» frredom, individual independence » Henry Ford  
  » Jimmy Carter  
  » Arnold Schwarzenegger  

America is many things

elements of American history and identity » George Washington and the Constitution of the USA (1787)
» Soldier of the American Revolution War (1775-1783), also known as the War of Independence
» Liberty Bell (1776), located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; its most famous ringing, on July 8, 1776, summoned citizens for the reading of the Declaration of Independence
» Statue of Liberty (present from France in the late 19th century (National monument since 1924)
» Mount Rushmore, between 1927 and Oct. 31, 1941, Gutzon Borglum and 400 workers sculpted the 60 foot (18m) colossal busts of Presidents (from left) George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Theodore Roosevelt + Abraham Lincoln to represent the first 150 years of American history
» Raising the flag on Iwo Jima is a famous photograph taken on 23 February 1945, by Joe Rosenthal. It depicts six (!) US soldiers raising a US flag atop Mount Suribachi during the Battle of Iwo Jima (South Pacific Island) in WW II.
» Betsy Ross (1752-1836) is reputed to have sewn the first American flag
personal/human qualities associated with the US » America is a mood, a state of mind, a philosophy.
» America has broad shoulders, a cocky grin and a nervous feet that want to keep moving
» America is restless, it moves, it churns, it was born in rebellion
» It's a second-chance nation - where every man has the right to dream a new dream
» America is the place where losers can become winners, where the poor can become rich, where the ignorants can become educated, where the ill can become healthy and where the lost can be found
» America is music

So the USA are always moving forward, never resting; open for ideas, freedom; a youthful nation; optimistically looking into the future.
American heroes » Davy Crocket: American Folk Hero, frontiersman, soldier and politican, died at the Battle of Alamo in the age of 49
» Nathan Hale: teacher, captain
» Patrick Henry: He was one of the most in fluential and radical advocates of the American Revolution (May 29th, 1736 - June 6th, 1799 - 1st and 6th Governor of Virginia)
» John Paul Jones (1747-1792) America's first well-known naval hero in the American Revolution War
» Benjamin Franklin (1706-1790) one of the most prominent of Founders and early political figures and statesmen of the US
» George Washington (1732-1799) was the successful Commander-in-Chief of the Continental Army in the American Revolution War, and later became the first President of the US; was elected twice (1789-1797)
» Thomas Alva Edison (1847-1931) inventor and buinessman who developed many devices which greatly influenced life in the 20th Century. A few examples: Phonograph, Kinetoscope, Florescent, Latex, Tattoo gun, Incandescent light bulb
» Walt Whitman (1819-1892) an American poet, essayist, journalist, and humanist; his most famous work is the collection of poetry, Leaves of Grass [O Captain! My Captain!]
» Charles Lindbergh (1902-1974) aviator famous for piloting the first solo non-stop flight across the Atlantic Ocean in 1927
» George Herman Ruth (1895-1948) better known as Babe Ruth, baseball hero
» Harry Lillis 'Bing' Crosby (1903-1977) one of the most popular and influential American singers and actors of the 20th century
» Willie Howard Mays, Jr. (born 1931) a former star of Major League Baseball
monuments and elements of geography America is a mountain piek in Colorado, the Mississippi River, a snow storm in Montana, the hot July sun on the wheatfields of Kansas, The Statue of Liberty, Mount Rushmore in South Dakota, Yankee Stadium, Yellostone National Park, is the first and oldest national park in the world (8,980 km²), a mountain peak in Colorado - the home of the highest peaks of the Rocky Mountains, The Alamo, Gettsburg, Okimawa
overall impression / message The message is about the magic America. America is always in motion and changing. America is the centre of the world: Everything is possible; people from all over the world live there; everything that is imposing or remarkable inseparably belongs to it.
America is many things! America is the right to work a job, the right to quit a job, the right to own prosperity, the right to compete, the right to follow a dream, The American Dream

Qualities that you need to prosper in the USA (pollow the AD)

» diligence » to be prepared to take a risk
» ambition » English knowledge
» courage » healthy body + mind
» a precise idea » patience
» strong will » fearlessness
» openess for something new » money
» self-confidence » optimism
» independence » powers of persuasion
» determination » some luck
» stamina


» Frontier / pioneer spirit » freedom / liberty
» can do Gedanke » opportunities
» from rags to riches » core
» anti-success » inventiveness
» Freiheitsgedanke » non-conformity
» Immigrants » self-reliance

The American Dream as a caricature

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