Presentation on theme: "AMERICAN MYTHS Plymouth, Massachusetts. MANIFEST DESTINY The grave of Samuel Adams, a freedom fighter in the American Revolutionary War, in Boston and."— Presentation transcript:
MANIFEST DESTINY The grave of Samuel Adams, a freedom fighter in the American Revolutionary War, in Boston and a statue of George Washington, first President of the US, in NYC. Mission: developing democracy to the West of the USA and to other countries Belief that it was the destiny of the US to expand its territory at the expense of Native Americans and to extend its political social and economic influences. It was also the thought that the US was a land chosen by God.
THE FRONTIER It is a transition zone where explo- -rers and pioneers were arriving. The zone limits the presence of European populations in the context of the conquest of the West of America. A modern representation of a Native American at the Museum of the Native American in NYC and a number plate from the West.
OTHER FRONTIERS A moving frontier: moving westwards as far as the Pacific Ocean The conquest of Space The development of their influence (American imperialism) Technological breakthroughs
THE AMERICAN DREAM Frank Sinatras New York New York: If I can make it there I'll make it anywhere It's up to you New York, New York The Statue of Liberty, Times Square and the Empire State Building West Side Story: America I like to be in America Okay by me in America Everything free in America
THE AMERICAN DREAM The hall when the new immigrants waited to be accepted on Ellis Island and a street vendor. Freedom includes the opportunity for prosperity and success, and an upward social mobility achieved through hard work. The idea of the American Dream is rooted in the United States Declaration of Independence which proclaims that "all men are created equal and that they are "endowed by their Creator with certain inalienable Rights" including "Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.It is the opportunity to make individual choices without the prior restrictions that limited people according to their class, caste, religion, race, or ethnicity.
THE AMERICAN DREAM Donald Trump Tower and the Rockefeller Center Examples of famous self- made men and philanthropists: Warren Buffet Steve Jobs Mark Zuckerberg Bill Gates …
THE PROTESTANT / PURITAN WORK ETHIC Plymouth, Massachusetts, where the Pilgrim Fathers disembarked from the Mayflower in 1620 It is argued that Protestants beginning with Martin Luther, considered work as a duty which benefits both the individual and society.
THE PROTESTANT / PURITAN WORK ETHIC American Gothic by Grantwood Hard work and frugality, as well as social success and wealth, were thought to be two important consequences of being one of the elect.