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Terms / Themes

American Dream

Everyone has an idea, image / symbol, or story about the American Dream, but there are so many that one simple definition or situation is only a start.

But all the parts fit together in some spirit of ambition, achievement, hopeor maybe just a dream!

Since the USA is known as "a nation of immigrants," the most recurrent example of the American Dream is the immigrant story,

in which an immigrant leaves an Old World of limits and traditions behind

to journey to a land of opportunity and change.

 

Other, more general images:

white picket fence (image / symbol) > home ownership

 

ladder of success