How Did Dr Seuss Impact American Culture

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The Impact of Dr. Seuss on American Culture
“Because when you stop and look around, this life is pretty amazing (Dr. Seuss).” When Theodor Seuss Geisel was born, life was not as easy as it is today. From war to civil rights movements, Seuss endured many influential american “battles”. Theodor Seuss Geisel grew up in a large German community where his family lived and worked. When Dr. Seuss was thirteen years old, The United States went to war with Germany which brought fear and anxiety to the Geisel’s hometown of Springfield, Massachusetts. During the war, art became a popular method used to depict war and more often to escape the hardships that americans both on and off the battlefield faced. Theodor Seuss Geisel gained inspiration
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From “The Cat in the Hat” to “How the Grinch Stole Christmas!”, Dr. Seuss inspires people of all ages through his humorous approach to life and its many challenges. His story, “The Lorax” even takes on a more ethical approach by describing how businesses and large factories are destroying the environment and kicking many animals out of their homelands. While it was written back in 1971, the book is still relevant today and inspires many to help save the environment. His first book, “And to Think That I Saw it on Mulberry Street,” was inspired by a street in his hometown of Springfield, Massachusetts and even though many turned it down at first, it went on to become quite popular (Fensch, 2014). In the 1950’s, Theodor Seuss Geisel released multiple new books including “The Cat in the Hat” and “Horton Hears a Who!” which are both well known stories still enjoyed today. In 1975, Dr. Seuss released “Oh the Things You Can Think!” which is another inspirational story about the intelligence and potential of each person. Many of Dr. Seuss’ books speak more to adults than children which makes them even more influential to American society by reminding adults they still have room to learn and
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