"The American Dream! It is a part of our vocabulary and the core of who we are as a people. It has been on the lips and in the hearts of millions of Americans for generations. For many Americans, the American Dream stood for opportunity. The Dream was rooted in the belief that, in a peaceful and democratic society, citizens were free to pursue their goals, and honest effort would result in a satisfactory degree of material comfort. The idealistic notion that in America one might reasonably aspire to a better life for oneself and one's family was a powerful symbol. It spoke not merely to personal aspirations but to our aim as a society as well. It is a wonder-filled, hope-filled, inspiring call to every person and to our country as a whole, but what does it mean? What does the American Dream mean to you?"
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