Charles Lindbergh Embodiment of the American Dream
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The 1920’s are well known for social movements ranging from women’s rights and racial equality to fashion and art. One could even go so far as to say that the decade embodied the American Dream. America, as a whole, stepped forward. The first nonstop solo flight from Long Island to Paris, France was one such display of social advancement in this decade. However, it wasn’t an easy road to get there. Modern technology such as the Concorde Jet or any modern vehicle was not available at the time. The first affordable vehicle was invented in the 1920’s, signaling the start of a new age of technology and mechanics, an art in its own right.
With technology advancing, aviation began to rise in popularity. Many records were made and broken, including Amelia Earhart’s flight across the Atlantic, the altitude flight record and the highest recorded speed. But before all that, another record was made. On May 20, 1927, Charles Lindbergh set off from New York to Paris, France. He would be the first solo flyer to successfully complete the journey. Rising from obscurity to follow his dreams while doing what he loved, Charles A Lindbergh embodied the American Dream as much as the 1920’s did.
Charles Augustus Lindbergh was born in Detroit, Michigan on February 4, 1907 to Charles Augustus Lindbergh and Evangeline Lodge Land. His family was from Minnesota, where he grew up. As a child, he frequently visited his father in Washington, D.C., as his father served in the U.S. Congress. But even