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    The term, “American dream,” was first used by historian James Truslow Adams. James stated that the American dream was, “That dream of a land in which life should be better and richer and fuller for every man, with opportunity for each according to his ability or achievement.” Although the quote states a perfect definition of the American dream, this term can be interpreted in several ways. The American dream is achieving a goal that before was seen as impossible or unlikely, making a decision that

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    In regards to the American Dream in America, US citizens hold their dreams near and dear to their hearts, but neglect to advocate for the dreams of their fellow Americans. In an excerpt from writer James Truslow Adams, he articulates his thoughts on the American dream, he states: That 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. It is a difficult dream for the European upper class to interpret adequately

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    The American Dream Explained What is the American Dream? James Truslow Adams stated in his book The Epic of America, that the American Dream is “that 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…” (p.214-215). The American Dream has changed from our Founding Fathers writing of the Declaration of Independence protecting our opportunity to improve our life, no matter who we are to the materialistic

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    The American dream was first used by James Truslow Adams in his book ‘The Epic of America ’which was written in 1931. He states: “The American Dream is that 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.”Today,I want to discuss the American dream in parts. Why the American dream can cause such huge influence in America?You know,centuries ago America was experiencing huge turbulence,which called The

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    here in America, it includes having Equality, Liberty, Rights, etc. The American Dream is pictured as a "Life that should be better and richer and fuller for everyone, with opportunity for each according to their ability or achievement" by James Truslow Adams. The American Dream is an chance for Americans/aliens to accomplish a opulent or abundant life through hard work. My American Dream is mainly the same as the definitions on the Internet, it includes working hard at what I do and striving to

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    serve what the heart calls to, despite where one comes from economically and/or geographically. James Truslow Adams defined the American Dream as have a, “better and richer and fuller [life] for everyone, with opportunity for each according to ability or achievement.” I would agree. The Dream is about purpose - and having the opportunity to fulfill that purpose equitably. However, what

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    be able to attain to the fullest stature of which they are innately capable, and be recognised by others for what they are, regardless if the fortuitous circumstances of birth or position”. However, Gatsby appears to fit into the category that Truslow Adams disagrees with, which is demonstrated by his lavish parties and extensive wealth. Although Gatsby displays grand motorcars and high wages, his ultimate dream of the pursuit of Daisy remains sceptical. In the last sentence of the novel, Nick utters

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    Though the image of American Dream of today’s time has not drifted too far away from the original version, many noticeable changes have taken place in which makes the American Dream today a lot more different than the American Dream James Truslow Adams had coined in the first place. “From working for a picket fence to working for a private jet.” This statement is very accurate with the American dream because it was once about working to achieve safety, equality, and comfort. In these modern times

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    a popular 1931 book by the historian James Truslow Adams, who defined it as “that dream of a land in which life should be better and richer and fuller for everyone” (Leonhardt).The idea is that you build up yourself through hard work and that hard work pays off in the end The American Dream is about building up a place in the world based on an individual's achievements or abilities Historian James Truslow Adams used the phrase in his book Epic of America. Adams' often-repeated quote is, "The American

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    James Truslow Adams once referred to the American Dream as being a social order in which every man, woman, and child were granted an innate ability to be great. That your individual greatness didn’t come from which family you were born into or what you possessed. Your greatness came from your god given right to be able to become the best you that you could be. In todays world I personally believe this to still hold true. But, I don’t believe the majority of the human population does. With the rise

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    Blues Activity 1. I believe in the American dream. According to James Truslow Adams in 1939 “life should be better and rich and fuller for everyone, with opportunity for each according to ability or achievement”. Regardless of social class. The evidence that I may offer that the American dream is possible to attain is, President Barak Obama. As president he shatters all whom should ever disbelieve in the American dream, being that he is a black man. 2. From listening to Louis Armstrong and Charlie

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    hard work; It is a dream of living a happy life; and a dream of having a happy family. American dream was first publicly defined by James Truslow Adams in 1931. Adam 's often-repeated quote is, "The American Dream is that 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." Adams said that American dream is not, "... a dream of motor cars and high wages merely, but a dream of social order in which each man

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    The Problem with the American Dream According to the history books, the widely-known expression “the American Dream” was originally coined by James Truslow Adams in 1931. It was first described in Adams’s book “The Epic of America” as “...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 the fullest stature of which they are innately capable.” Over the years, America has become more egalitarian, but much must be done

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    opportunity to succeed is primarily determined by each individual’s dedication to obtain that success. I have read accounts of people who went from “rags to riches”. These accounts will be shared with the reader in order to further support James Truslow Adams’ definition of the American Dream. Do Won Chang the founder of Forever 21 didn 't always have it so easy. After moving to America from Korea in 1981, Do Won had to work three jobs at the same time to make ends meet. They opened their first

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    In 1931, James Truslow Adams wrote, “The American Dream is that 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,” in his book Epic of America. The American dream is defined as the ideal that every US citizen should have an equal opportunity to achieve success and prosperity through hard work, determination, and initiative. I believe the American dream is a goal that every citizen hopes to achieve whether

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    where anything and everything is possible. The horizon has no limits nor does the sky. All of this can be easily outlined in a single, famous term known by people all across the world: The American Dream. A term first introduced by a man named James Truslow Adams, has become the fundamental vision of the American people as a whole. Sadly, this concept seems to slipping from our fingertips. I believe the American dream is being ran over by laziness and the idea that the American dream is the equivalent

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    James Truslow Adams invented the “American Dream” in 1931. He was referring to “That dream of a land in when life should be better and richer and fuller for everyone, with opportunity for each according to his ability or achievement.” James Adams is right, but my definition is a little different. The American Dream to me is accomplishing your goal in life and getting a great education. People tend to think that if their education isn’t great, or that they don’t have a goal set, then they won’t go

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    The American Dream is the ideal that every US citizen should have an equal opportunity to achieve success and prosperity through hard work, determination, and initiative. The American Dream was first publicly defined in 1931. James Truslow Adams used the quote in his book. He said, "The American Dream is that 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." The American Dream is in the Declaration of

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    live happily in America. The American Dream is the ideal that every U.S. citizen should have an equal opportunity to achieve success and prosperity through hard work, determination, and initiative. James Truslow Adams was the first person to publicly define the American Dream in 1931(Amadeo). James Adams, who was a writer and historian, was born in Brooklyn, New York

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    At the beginning of our nation’s history, the American dream was one that stood for independence and hard work. As American writer James Truslow Adams defined it, “life should be better and richer and fuller for everyone, with opportunity for each according to ability or achievement”, regardless of any social class or circumstances of birth (CITATION). However, during the Gatsby era, the concept transformed into an idea increasingly about materialism and the selfish pursuit of pleasure. With this

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