Of Mice and Men Setting: California 1937
The American Dream
- You can be successful if you work hard and live morally.
- America is the land of opportunity.
- Freedom to work hard and be happy is enshrined in the Constitution.
- The Dream assumes equality of opportunity, no discrimination, freedom to followgoals and freedom from victimization.
The Great Depression 1929-1939
- Deepest economic depression the nation had ever known.
- Effects: business bankruptcies, bank closings, farm foreclosures, and massive unemployment.