What Is the American Dream? - Definition & Examples


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What famous document served as the basis for the American Dream ideology?

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1. What movement of people was an important aspect of the American Dream in the 19th century?

2. What famous author articulated the mythology of the American Dream through popular fiction?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This worksheet and quiz will guide you to explore your comprehension of the American Dream. For the quiz, you will need to know things like the document that instigated this ideology and the movement of people in the country during the 19th century.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Make use of the worksheet and quiz to:

  • Identify the author who fictionalized the American Dream
  • Name the political figure who perpetuated this ideology in the 1980s
  • Determine the group(s) that has/have been excluded from this way of thought

Skills Practiced

Practice the following skills with the worksheet and quiz:

  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding those who have been excluded from the American Dream and interpret it correctly
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the country during the 19th century
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the American Dream

Additional Learning

Find out more about this area of study with the lesson called What Is the American Dream? - Definition & Examples. The lesson will teach you the following concepts:

  • Enlightenment, Democracy, and Idealism
  • The American Dream in the 19th century
  • California Gold Rush
  • How the American Dream held up in the 20th century