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The American Dream Packet


American Dream Movie Project

American Dream
Sing America Lyrics
Literary Movement Presentations



The Puritans (overview)

Selection and Questions from John Winthrop
Embracing the 'City Upon a Hill'- 2002 Op-Ed about the enduring ideals of John Winthrop
"A Model of Christian Charity" John Winthrop (full text)

"Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God" by Jonathan Edwards (+ questions)
"Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God" by Jonathan Edwards (full text)

The Resolutions of Jonathan Edwards

The Mayflower Compact

Anne Bradstreet poems



"The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin" by Benjamin Franklin
Maxims by Benjamin Franklin
More from Poor Richard's Almanack by Ben Franklin

"Letters from an American Farmer" by St. Jean de Crevecoeur
"The Declaration of Independence" by Thomas Jefferson, el al.

"To the Memory of the Brave Americans" by Phillip Freneau
"The Indian Burying Ground" by Philip Freneau

"To his Excellency General Washington" by Phillis Wheatley
"On Being Brought from Africa to America" by Phillis Wheatley



Transcendentalism
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Excerpt from "Self-reliance"
Emerson Quotes
More Emerson Quotes

Henry David Thoreau
Old MacDonald Had A Farmers’ Market – total self-sufficiency is a noble, misguided ideal by Bill McKibben


Modernism
F.Scott Fitzgerald
Gatsby Chapter Questions
Gatsby Scavenger Hunt


Post-Modernists- The American Dream Today
Barack Obama's speech to the Democratic Convention
Arnold Schwarzenneger's American Dream
The New American Dream newsletter articles