into what is called "The American Dream". A considerable number of texts and
tasks will try to shed some light onto the development of this ideology whose
roots can be traced back to Columbus' first voyage in 1493. The material
presented is designed to be used as teaching material in foreign language and
Ever since the Puritans set foot on the
shores of what today is called the United States of America the country has been
filled with a never-ceasing feeling of freedom, liberty and hope. A dream was
born and became known as "The American Dream". However, if we take a closer look
at the following documents and their intention we will easily find the term
incorrect: There is actually no such phenomenon as an American Dream for the
term only contains idealistic perceptions of what foreigners and immigrants
wanted and still want America to be.
"The American Dream" represents
quite a vast
field of data which makes it hard to find the appropriate material for teaching and
studying. By means of the following selection I would like to give you the
opportunity to browse through the various resources, recreate them if wanted
and make them suitable for your own purposes.
The list of documents has been compiled in
such a way that they cover a time span of more than 300 years.