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What is The American Dream? Open Notes Quiz
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What are the four key concepts of The American Dream?
freedom, equality, individualism, mobility
What is Meritocracy?
Who wrote the sonnet that is displayed on the base of the Statue of Liberty?
What was the title of the sonnet displayed on the base of the Statue of Liberty?
The New Colossus
Why is America called "the melting pot"?
Immigration from all over the world
Through what can all people potentially succeed according to the American Dream?
Upon what two things was the original American Dream focused?
hard work and religious freedom
Today the American Dream seems to be focused on what two things?
Material prosperity and fame
Critics have pointed out that the American Dream is not attainable to all because of _____________________.
Who was the first to use the phrase "The American Dream"?
"If one advances confidently...he will meet with a success unexpected in a common hour."
Henry David Thoreau
Immigrated to the US. Married a Kennedy, advanced in politics and entertainment.
Child of Russian Immigrants, because a fashion mogul and billionaire.
Raised by a grandmother in Mississippi. Now a billionaire journalist who runs several charities
Immigrant who went from living in his car to building a billion dollar herbal foods industry
Fei Fu Chen
"You see things and you say 'Why?' But I dream things that never were and I say 'Why Not'?
George Bernard Shaw
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