1 Why is the background reflect the definition of the
American dream ? :
1.1 - Because the government of the American dream should protect
each person's opportunity to pursue their own idea of
happiness, then the choice of the quotation smart.
1.1.1 - We can also recognize the famous
2 - We can notice the title of
the book, with the colors
of the American flag.
2.1 - The stripes throughout
the illustration reflects
once again the colors of
the American flag.
3 The dollar sign :
3.1 - It Represents the economic
influence of the Unites Sates
around the world.
3.1.1 - But, the American economy is not the only thing that influence the entire
world : the development of their technology, but also their military power,
their culture ... extends to the whole world.
3.2 - The United Sates
economy is the
mainstay of the global
economy. Example :
Wall Street crash in
3.3 - The dollar is the only currency
capable of assuming the role of
4 Why the American Dream is a myth ? :
4.1 If we look at the Unites States nowadays, the American Dream changed :
4.1.1 - People who start from scratch can't climb the
social ladder anymore, and then can't reach
the American Dream.
4.1.2 - Donald Trump no longer
accepts immigrants then the
American Dream is not
available to "everybody".
188.8.131.52 Then, the representation of today's United States is well represented by the
image at the top right: the richest (like Trump), govern the world leaving no
place for the poorest. So, did the American dream really happen ?
4.1.3 - President Donald Trump
does not give a good image
of his country by making fun
of other countries. So, the
American dream is seen
differently than what we used
to see before.
4.1.4 - Donald Trump knows that he leads a very
powerful country, then, he takes the
opportunity to scare other countries,
and thus changes the image of the
5 Why the American Dream is not a myth ? :
5.1 - Many people indeed made it to the top
and got very rich and famous thanks to
the American dream, in the past but also
in the XXe century.
5.1.1 Examples: Andrew Carnegie
(1835 -1919), John Davison
Rockefeller (1939 - 1937), or
5.2 - Obviously they didn't reach the
American Dream easily : they
worked hard and were
strong-willed to make their
dreams come true.
5.2.1 You must work hard if you want to reach the
American Dream. The image at the top left
represents perfectly this idea.
5.3 - After the Second World War, the
United States rebuilt itself easily while
the other countries were completely
destroyed. Thanks to their wealth and
their jobs they attracted people
coming from all over the world.