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American dream

The concept of the American dream is the idea that anyone who came to work in the United States could. This could be achieved through hard work, courage, and determination, which would in turn lead to a happy and prosperous life.

Historian James Truslow Adams used this for the first time in 1931. Although having expressed the concept of the American Dream in his work "The Epic of America", the idea already appeared in the 16th century during the time of American colonization by England. The merits of the new land were exaggeratedly praised to encourage the English to leave for the Americas to become settlers. However, those who attempted the migratory adventure and set out to conquer American soil often found living conditions difficult upon their arrival.

On July 4, 1776, the representatives of the colonies met in Philadelphia and proclaimed the independence of the United States. They adopted the Declaration of Independence which affirms in particular that all men have the inherent right to “the pursuit of happiness", thus reaffirming the American Dream, which goes beyond mere utopia. 

Among all the symbols of the American Dream, the most attractive and the most important is the Statue of Liberty. For a long time, it was the first image that immigrants had of America upon arriving at Ellis Island.

Thanks to the industrial revolution, the American Dream was the embodiment of diversity from emigrants who returned to invest in their country of origin. Consequently, America's social reality caused the disillusion of many immigrants. This concept has been, and remains, one of the main drivers of the migratory flow to the United States.

With its ongoing popularity and constant social spotlight, the United States is a symbol of superpower and success. They relentlessly spread a culture of mass consumption. Until you can visit the United States, Artsper offers you an overview of artists and artworks inspired by American culture. Revel in our selection of contrasting visions, between dream and reality! 



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