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The American Dream

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"The American Dream”. A phrase apparently coined by historian James Truslow Adams in his 1931 history book The Epic of America. He write, “It is not a dream of motor cars and high wages, but a dream in which each man and woman shall be able to attain to the fullest stature of which they are innately capable. His definition is vague, but perhaps vague is the nature of a dream. The term has been used thousands of times and has taken on an endless amount of new meanings and interpretations. Whatever it means, the American Dream implies that tomorrow should be better than today. If better is the destination, there is no arrival and there is continual frustration at the endlessness of the journey.

As American, we are taught at a very young age that we can be whatever we want to be. We are instilled with a drive to succeed, to become great, to stand out and to make a mark. The American Hero is usually the unlikely candidate with an unshakable drive who has succeeded against all odds. Drive and ambition have become the hallmark of the all American champion.

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