The American Dream: America's Search For Self

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America has been influenced by hope, faith, hard work, and literature throughout history during its search for self. It took a lot throughout the creation and the development of american life. America’s search for self began in the very beginning of america 's creation. Starting from the first settlers who had to create their own homes to learning how to plant their own crops with no idea on what to do with any of their houses or crops. Through their journey they had to use what they knew and they’re tools to create their houses and plant their crops. They also had a lot of help from the native americans who were already living in the place they decided to set up their homesteads with all the help that was available to help them build a strong…show more content…
In another quote “ Over time the american dream has proved to be a resilient and unique concept that americans have come to understand and define in different ways as relevant to their own life narratives and experience” ( Randall Fuller ) This is explaining how the ideal of the american dream can differ from person to person, it can also be considered a unique fantasization of what someone may truly think the american dream is or should be. its also saying that even though the american dreams may be different there are unique qualities to everyone 's own life experiences to show that these people let their life determine what they think the american dream is even though they may not go through the same thing as someone else it will always influence their idea of the american dream and even narratives of their life or someone else’s life it will help to influence the way they think the american way of life should be. It also changes the american search for self because as people come up with different american dreams it causes them to create different equipment and technology or create even more technological advances which help the entire nation to know more and creating higher curriculums which is helping the american search for self to become more about technological advances and making everyone understand we all have to stand together or it will cause us to tear each other apart. Even with the nation 's advances we are still trying to find ourself as a nation and…show more content…
In the paragraphs above its explaining the entire american transformation and how america has been shaped and changed through history and through literature even though this nation still isn 't perfect. It also explains how hard work, hope, trust, faith,and teamwork have shaped america since the beginning and even with that part of everything shaping america it was also shaped through history from philosophers and researchers who contributed to the nation from different inventions which also helped to make the nation we live in today because even with the new advances we have now none of them would exist without the little things created by the philosophers
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