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AMERICAN DREAM by Mind Map: AMERICAN DREAM

1. Biff can't fullfill his fathers dreams

2. freedom of speech

3. written to ensure possibility of achieving personal freedom and pursuit of happiness

4. THE USA

4.1. Country of unlimited opportunities

4.2. "from rags to riches"

4.3. immigrants want to find a better life

4.4. The American Dream

4.4.1. James Truslow Adams 1931

5. FREEDOM

5.1. STATUE OF LIBERTY

5.1.1. gift from France 1886

5.1.2. to celebrate Independence from Britain

5.1.3. Symbol for

5.1.3.1. independence

5.1.3.2. liberty

5.1.3.3. freedom

5.1.4. Emma Lazarus Poem: "The New Colossus" 1883

5.1.5. Upper New York Bay

5.1.6. tablet in left hand

5.1.6.1. showing date of Declaration of Independence (July 4, 1776)

5.2. enlightenment

5.3. ELLIS ISLAND

5.3.1. immigrants arrived there

5.3.2. federal Immigration Station 1892-1954

6. THE PURITANS

6.1. decided to leave England

6.2. Intention: purify the Church of England, not leave it

6.3. September 1620: left England on the Mayflower, arrived at Plymouth Bay

7. THE NEW CANAAN

7.1. promised land

7.2. "land of milk and honey"

7.3. America: "New Canaan"

8. MANIFEST DESTINY

8.1. John L. O'Sullivan

8.2. America Nation ordered to expand across North American continent

8.3. America: superior to all other countries

8.4. patriotism rootet in "Manifest Destiny" concept

9. DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE

9.1. 1776 by Thomas Jefferson

9.2. everybody created equal

9.2.1. unalienable rights

9.2.1.1. life

9.2.1.2. liberty

9.2.1.3. pursuit of happiness

9.3. possibility to make dreams come true

9.4. individual rights

10. AMERICAN CONSTITUTION

10.1. written in 1787

10.2. new ideas of a democratic state

11. BILL OF RIGHTS

11.1. first ten amendments to the American Constitution

11.2. guarantee inalienable rights

11.2.1. freedom of religion

11.2.2. freedom of press

11.2.3. right to bear arms

12. AMERICAN DREAM TODAY

12.1. multicultural society

12.2. salad bowl

12.3. melting pot

12.4. American Dream is seen more critically nowadays

12.5. an illusion

12.6. American Nightmares

12.6.1. Vietnam War

12.6.2. September 11, 2001

12.6.3. financial crisis 2008

13. DEATH OF A SALESMAN

13.1. Arthur Miller

13.2. 1949

13.3. Willy & Linda Loman

13.3.1. Biff

13.3.2. Happy

13.4. looking for exactly where his life went wrong

13.5. being well liked

13.6. brother of Will: Ben, was successfull

13.7. Willy suicide