The problem of understanding correctly the term “Americanism” and its origin and cultural impact.
What is the “American Dream” for the people all around the world? How does the term “Americanism” reflect the attitude towards the whole American nation? How has “Americanism” inspired people?
America has become all of these for many people, who believe they are living out the American dream but the truth is that people all over the world dream about the same thing and therefore the appearance of the term “Americanism” is not a surprise for anybody.
Introduction: America has always been the “New World” for millions of people who had a Dream. Their dream was not something exceptional but only to have a good life: to have enough expenses to survive, to have a house where children could be raised and what is more important to feel free and protected. America has become all of these for many people, who believe they are living out the American dream but the truth is that people all over the world dream about the same thing and therefore the appearance of the term “Americanism” is not a surprise for anybody.
The existence of the term “Americanism” reflects the special attitude towards the position of the United States of America in the world. What it means is that people see America as the ideal they are striving for and consider American values to be model-values. It also goes without saying that “Americanism” was born as the desire to be like “the strongest country in the world”. Though some Americans underestimate the influence of their lifestyle on the rest of the world, they cannot neglect that fact that they give the direction for the lifestyle of people from at least the neighbor countries
Americanism is not just a word taken from the American-English slang. It is the evidence of the exceptionality of the American nation. American with its populations knows that its lifestyle is qualitatively different from other countries. This qualitative difference contains a lot of factors inside: the history of the United States of America, the credo of the nation, the political and economic structures and many others. Americanism can be seen when people try to copy the way the Americans speak, walk, dress, love and think. As each American is considered to be an honorary guest in any country and welcomed everywhere, people belonging to other nations dream about having the same possibilities and having an easier life compared to the one they have. Nevertheless, people do not understand that the life of American people is not easy and they sometimes do suffer a lot. The aura that has been constructed around the success of Americans as a nation has converted “Americanism” in a cult and has given the direction for the development of many countries all over the world. The personal freedom that is one of the key characteristics of “Americanism” has already inspired many people to rearrange their life in an American way or even try to emigrate to the United States of America.
Conclusion: “Americanism” is a notion that explains why people outside the borders of North America tend to emphasize the opportunities that the American way of life gives and the substitution of any other dreams by the American dream. So many things have been said about “Americanism” and therefore about the American dream; so many people have struggled against themselves to prove that it does not only exist but can also be achieved. So many people worked hard and devoted their lives to “Americanism”. America truly is a great country but it is very important to remember that its citizens do not live in a dream but try hard everyday to make it come true if not for them, so for their children and sometimes suffer a lot before it happens.