Analysis Of The Book ' The Epic Of America ' Essay

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United States of America, year 1931 James Truslow Adam wrote the book The Epic of America, were he coined the most well known phrase of all times, the following is a excerpt straight from his book " 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" (Truslow, 214). The phrase was well known before 1931, many say that it all started with the colonizers when they arrived, because they believed in the ideology of life, liberty, and pursuit of happiness. And if stratify all the history and the study of Truslow, is how the term American Dream was born, the meaningful statement of this writer and historian changed the world. Many people define the American dream differently, but at the end it’s the same for every person living in the USA; it is the belief that each American has the freedom to pursue a better life. The country has gone through many adversities such as the Great Depression, World War II, Civil Rights Movement, Cold War etc... All of them shaped the United States one way or another. In the 1940s for many the American dream, was waiting anxiously for the war to end, the hope for peace, and receiving their family members back from Europe or Japan. The dark and sad moments lived in those years, did not allow people to think in material possessions. What many Americans dreamt about was, to see their brother, son, cousin, or husband enters through
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