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Spaces and exchanges: How the American Dream have evolve?

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Spaces and Exchanges

During the course we worked with the thematic of the immigration in the United States of American and we talk about the American Dream, this thematic is in line with the notion spaces and exchanges which I’m going to define.

This notion deals with the geographical and symbolic areas that all societies occupy and the interactions between men and different societies. Our world is built on the exploration and conquest of new spaces. The different cultural, economic, sociological and language interactions have shaped and characterised our modern-day world.

Acording to that notion, we will try to answer the following question: How the American Dream have evolve?

In a first part we will talk about the emergence of the American Dream and in a second and last part we will try to see if it’s the end of the dream.

First of all, The idea of the American dream is older than the USA itself – it dates back to the 1600s, the American Dream is a set of ideals including liberty, prosperity, opportunity, success, social mobility through hard work. It is rooted in the American declaration of independence ‘all men are created egal’ and the pursuit of happiness is also mentioned in it. It refers to the belief that anyone whatever his social origins, sex, color or religion can find opportunities in the United States. It has also often been associated with the poursuit of happiness through immigration. And it’s this research of an ideal which have push more than 30 millions of Europeans to come in US between 1815 and 1915 for a lot of reasons starvation, war, fear, persecution, censorship… They were all coming in United States to find freedom and to start a better life. We can take the example of Ellis island immigration station which was an important place during this period of immigration: In fact Ellis Island was the first place where immigrants were touching the american ground but also a place where the immigrants were control before there real admission in the country. Now this place became a museum which is today a very emotional place because it keep so many story of all of this people who made this difficult travel to realize their own American Dream.

In 2010, we noticed that the immigrant profile have change more than three million two hundred and ninety thousand of legal permanent residents in US were born in Mexico and only two thousand and ninety were from United Kingdom. This new profile of would-be immigrant have totally shaped the american population as we can see when we look at the Time cover name’s ‘the new face of America’, it seems that Mexican immigrants take an important part in the immigration.

Even if people like Barack Obama demonstrate that the american dream still exist despite the economic problem conversely Donald Trump the new American president wants to control and crack down on illegal immigration with his solar wall between the Mexican and American border. He have recourse to a strict immigration policy like recently with Executive Order commonly know as Muslim ban which suspsend the immigration refuge program for countries like Iran judging too dangerous for the security of the country.

But that’s probably not the end of the dream because a lot of Americans and person from the world like the students always trust in it but today the


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