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Of Mice and Men Setting Guide

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.