Tuesday, February 21, 2012
My first thought for a local places about the American identity and dream are the Harding memorial or Harding home, because both are related to president Warren G. Harding. The Harding memorial is where Harding was buried alongside his wife and the Harding home was where he lived and had speeches until he was elected president. Both relate to the American identity because they relate to the president and how he became the president.
For an iconic national place, I think the statue of liberty and Ellis Island are what comes to mind first, because they are what immigrants would see and go to when coming in to America from the Atlantic. They represent a step towards the American dream and the path a person takes to become an American.