Franklin succeeds in the business and makes great money and soon is the official printer for the Pennsylvania Assembly. In 1730, Franklin decided to build a library for the public to expand their knowledge and help their businesses. After his business was booming, he became very skeptical to the idea of religion and was constantly questioning if it was right. With his business booming, he decided to write a book called Poor-Richards Almanac; he claimed that the thirteen virtues are the pathway to success such as he lived. With these virtues, he insisted, “I included
Introduction Nowadays it is obvious that America is the most influential country in the world. It dictates us all how to live, what to like and what to admire. It can be said that America somewhat manipulates our everyday behavior, but does it in a subtle way. So that we don’t even pay attention to it. So, how can this country do it so easily?
He is certainly a hero of change because he guided the US through its ordeals that it had during the time Roosevelt was in office. Perhaps if people were more like Franklin D. Roosevelt, the world would be a more hopeful and peaceful place. Roosevelt was truly America’s
A Modern Day Imperial Power Presently, the presence of injustice, disorder, and poverty are all problems demanding a need for an active imperial power to solve them. Throughout the past two centuries, America has emerged as a capable modern day imperial power. As an imperial power, America has the ability to spread its economic, cultural and military influence internationally, majority of which benefits foreign nations. Likewise, imperialism is a widespread concept amongst existing and rising imperial powers due to the beneficial impacts it has on everyone—for example, economical, political, military, growth and cultural benefits. America’s ascent in strength and power was driven and motivated this imperialistic interest for everyone, having grown to become one of the most strongest forces in the world, it is a moral responsibility for America to aid less fortunate nations and people.
Andrew Carnegie, one of the founders of US Steel, has one of the most inspiring “rags to riches” stories in American History. His success story is one of the most prominent examples of the American Dream, an idea whose validity is commonly debated to this day. The American Dream is the idea that anyone in the United States, regardless of social class, can achieve all of their goals and accomplish anything. Although romanticized and over exaggerated due to certain misconceptions regarding opportunity in the United States in the present, there are several biographies and novels that tell the stories of those who have lived the American Dream. The literary eras of Modernism and Postmodernism in American Literature are saturated with a recurring
As a teenager, Washington excelled at math, which allowed him to become a surveyor at age sixteen. Washington’s first and only trip out of America with his brother Lawrence caused him to catch smallpox. Fortunately, he survived, but was cursed with permanent facial imperfections and scars. Before being involved in the Revolutionary War, which he is more well-known for, he was a major in the French and Indian War. The war ended in him and his trooped surrendering to the French at Fort Necessity, which was the only time for him to do so in battle.
A vast idea that shadows the United States of America is the American dream. It is an idea which has been branded on the U.S. since it became independent. From having a huge amount of people immigrate to its borders for a better life. The dream is one of first things that come to mind when thinking of the United States of America. The American dream can come in different shapes or sizes depending on the person who conquers it.
The desire to be wealthy instills in all individuals. The extent of that desire, however, can vary from one being to another. The consensus of the American dream originates from the concept that, in a free society, anyone willing to persevere can be prosperous. F. Scott Fitzgerald portrays how an individual in the name of Jay Gatsby, in theory, achieves the American Dream, in his novel, ‘The Great Gatsby.’ By accomplishing the American Dream, Gatsby’s desire to truly be a part of the class of the rich and wealthy should be adequate. However, as Philip Cross mentions in his article ‘Great Gatsby strains the rich-poor gap,’ “Gatsby vaults from the lower to upper class, but the rich girl still won’t marry him,” which questions the value of the
Began from the great man Franklin in America,the American Dream has been the tradition of American.But under the changes of the times,great changes have occurred in the American Dream.The Great Gatsby is a typical story about American dream.It is a classic about the American dream.This caused a question:What is American dream?American dream is a kind of bait that encourage a man work hard,American dream just means that if a young man is a self-made man,then he can get the things that he pursues.The American dream claims that everyone can be succeed in America,success depends on their talents and efforts, rather than family background and context.Everyone has the right of equality.American dream is a kind of ideal that if work hard then can get better life.That means people must work through their own hard work,courage,creativity, and determination to move towards prosperity,rather than relying on others.But is the reality really like this?Absolutely not.In The Great Gatsby,the flashy life embodies a sense of disillusionment and emptiness.People are chasing the dream and the dream of disillusionment was a true reflection of the American dream’s corruption and disillusionment.It use Gatsby chasing dream but finally tragic death as the main line,then discussed the the inevitability of the American dream and its collapse.Don,t the American dream is unreal? Who is Gatsby?At the beginning,he is a poor boy at the bottom of society,he has nothing but courage and dreams.Through his
Great Britain considers America as intellectual “province,” however, the ideas of overseas educators had the biggest impact. They had bigger popularity than in Europe; they stepped on the land, as it was specifically prepared for them and for their ideas. From the very beginning America was a kind of "laboratory" where educators tested the thesis of inherent right of people for freedom, equality and the pursuit of happiness: it had always been a refuge for puritans, persecuted for their faith, and to prisoners shipped here for a more active colonies settlement. There was initially no class distinctions and there were more place to live than in the Old World, as well as the possibility of self-realization, improving the social status and well-being for everyone. Finally, here the New England puritans built their "city on a hill" in order to reveal the "light