Of Mice and Men
What is The Great Depression?
During this time many people were doing anything to make or get money, jobs were dropping, and the banks were closing. As seen in the picture below people were even selling their children to make money.
The American Dream
James Truslow Adam, stated that the American dream is "that dream of a land in which life should be better and richer and fuller for everyone, with opportunity for each according to ability or achievement.... It is not a dream of motor cars and high wages merely, but a dream of social order in which each man and each woman shall be able to attain to the fullest stature of which they are innately capable, and be recognized by others for what they are, regardless of the fortuitous circumstances of birth or position." (Library of Congress)
After reading what he quoted, I interpreted the American Dream as the way people want to live and how much they want to fulfill their dreams and hopes. Also because the title "The American Dream" makes it seem like everyone in the world hopes to live up to this and get their own American dream.