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American dream

the idealistic notion that Americans are preoccupied with obtaining certain materialistic goals. The American dream of home ownership, a car in the garage, and a chicken in every pot started in the early thirties.
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American Dream is located in the heart of the New York Metropolitan area with over 21 million residents and 55 million domestic and international tourists annually.
Lynn Oscar Phillipps said ''Peace,'' while Jose Martinez summed it up with ''the American Dream it's a never-ending dream that can be fulfilled, is there any limit?
In 1995, a Business Week poll reported that two-thirds of those surveyed feared that the American Dream had become even harder to attain in the last 10 years and that three-fourths of them thought that finding success would be even more difficult in the next 10 years.
One of Rifkin's examples of American decline is "the new genre of TV reality shows," wherein "millions of viewers can live out the American Dream vicariously by watching the fortunate few who beat the odds, convinced that the dream is still alive and that their turn is coming.
Lyons said the national town meeting was designed to "call attention to the issues that matter most in our dries and towns and to demonstrate the bipartisan commitment of city officials to work to ensure that everyone has access to the fundamentals of American life--to the American dream.
Others may object that though it provided some with an ascetic order and expressive language, the early American dream excluded many and allowed certain evils such as slavery and abuse of Native Americans to flourish virtually unchallenged.
In the early postwar period, public officials demonstrated their interest in the middle class and the vitality of the American Dream by seeking to reduce the nation's unemployment rate.
The rationale behind the abandonment of the "status-driven" American dream is rooted in three reasons.
With a score by Pittsburgh-based composer David Stock, Levy's American Dream springs from the poetry of William Butler Yeats into a briskly paced twenty-five-minute abstraction of America's melting-pot culture.
He adopts a real scorched-earth policy in his interpretation of the American Dream--and, of course, nothing embodies the American Dream more succinctly than tract housing.
Access to Housing: Cornerstone of the American Dream
Keepers of the American Dream Awards Honors Individuals for immigrant achievement that represents the American spirit
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The American dream and contemporary Hollywood cinema.
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