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  American Dream - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Historical American flags in Washington, DC: the Betsy Ross flag hangs on both ends and the classic Old Glory is to each side of the current 50 state version.
The American Dream was a driving factor not only in the gold rushes of the mid to late 1800s, but also in the waves of immigration throughout that century and the following.
Social Control: The American Dream has been criticized as a useful ideal for social control by encouraging people to spend their time and energy working hard for material possessions rather than working to change the balance of power and the way that society is structured.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/American_Dream   (2176 words)

 America & Europe: Worlds Apart on the Vision Thing
In a partisan America, where virtually every value has become fair game for criticism and controversy, there is one value that remains sacrosanct: the American Dream -- the idea that anyone, regardless of the circumstances to which they're born, can make of their lives as they choose, by dint of diligence, determination and hard work.
That dream has now been codified in the form of a draft European constitution, and Europeans are currently debating whether to ratify its contents and accept its underlying values as the core values of a new Europe.
Americans are used to thinking of their country as the most successful on Earth.
www.commondreams.org /views04/0817-08.htm   (1394 words)

 What is the American Dream?
He states: "The American Dream is "that dream of a land in which life should be better and richer and fuller for everyone, with opportunity for each according to ability or achievement.
Is the American Dream attainable by all Americans?
Others say that the American Dream is beyond the grasp of the working poor who must work two jobs to insure their family’s survival.
memory.loc.gov /ammem/ndlpedu/lessons/97/dream/thedream.html   (423 words)

 MLK Papers Project Sermons: "The American Dream"   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-20)
The American dream reminds us, and we should think about it anew on this Independence Day, that every man is an heir of the legacy of dignity and worth.
And so if the American dream is to be a reality, we must work to make it a reality and realize the urgency of the moment.
I still have a dream this morning (Yes, sir) that one day every valley shall be exalted, and every mountain and hill will be made low; the rough places will be made plain, and the crooked places straight; and the glory of the Lord shall be revealed, and all flesh shall see it together.
www.stanford.edu /group/King/publications/sermons/650704_The_American_Dream.html   (3943 words)

 American Dream (1991)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-20)
"American Dream" is a sobering and fascinating documentary depicting the social, economic and emotional ramifications of a labor strike initiated by employees at a Hormel meatpacking plant in Austin, Minnesota.
Although the film depicts events that take place in 1986, the content is every bit as relevant today on the subject of the perennial gap that exists between rank-and-file workers and top executives at major U.S. corporations, and the general greed and mercenary attitude that drives said corporations at the expense of hard-working employees.
"American Dream," its ironic title aside, is a journey to that dark side that should be seen by every worker, blue-collar or white-collar.
www.imdb.com /title/tt0099028   (339 words)

 Crane Performance Siding: Insulated and vinyl siding for home improvement and new construction   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-20)
Your home is your sanctuary - and your American Dream Home is engineered to perform in adverse weather conditions and give you maintenance-free beauty and peace of mind for the life of your home.
American Dream™ has a 1/2" profile and straight bottom edge to enhance the beauty of each panel.
American Dream has a 1/2" profile and straight bottom edge increases the rigidity of each panel.
www.vinyl-siding.com /vinyl_americandream.asp   (423 words)

 PAL:Appendix S: The American Dream
The American Dream is to be understood as an ethical doctrine that is symptomatic of a crisis in national identity during the thirties.
Adams was fully aware that the "American Dream" was a new term and had argued that his editor, Ellery Sedgwick, allow him to use it in the book's title.
HT167.C3 Carpenter, Frederic I. American literature and the dream.
www.csustan.edu /english/reuben/pal/append/axs.html   (1411 words)

 The American Dream
How does one achieve the American Dream?  The answer undoubtedly depends upon one’s definition of the Dream, and there are many from which to choose.  John Winthrop envisioned a religious paradise in a "City upon a Hill."  Martin Luther King, Jr.
Whether through the television entertainment industry, state-based lottery marketing drives, or legal advertisements, Americans are told again and again that the road to the financial success of the American Dream is more a matter of luck than hard work.
Injury is thus a unique component of achieving the American Dream through litigation and therefore begs the question, "who in their right mind would trade health for a financial bonanza?" There are, of course, those who do, or at least fake injury.
www.americansc.org.uk /Online/American_Dream.htm   (6883 words)

 American Rhetoric: Martin Luther King, Jr. -- "I Have a Dream"
I have a dream that one day on the red hills of Georgia, the sons of former slaves and the sons of former slave owners will be able to sit down together at the table of brotherhood.
I have a dream that one day even the state of Mississippi, a state sweltering with the heat of injustice, sweltering with the heat of oppression, will be transformed into an oasis of freedom and justice.
I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character.
www.americanrhetoric.com /speeches/Ihaveadream.htm   (1708 words)

 Founding Fathers and the true American Dream
We are dedicated to restoring the "American Dream" in the vision of America's Founding Fathers.
It is our desire to provide a resource base that will enable Americans to apprehend and appreciate the principles that inspired America's Founding Fathers to pledge their lives, their fortunes and their sacred honor in order to secure the blessings of Liberty.
The direct result of becoming an American Dream Town is that all sectors of the private economy (like real estate and local employment) could improve.
todaysamericandream.com   (1095 words)

 American Dream
The American father is looking forward to the envious looks of his neighbours far more than the comfortable ride.
The American Dream is that freedom can be infinite, you can attain whatever you want and nobody will have to pay a price for it.
In the American Dream everybody can be richer than average and nobody lives in poverty unless they deserve it.
www.mwillett.org /Politics/dream1.htm   (1093 words)

 American Dream Lending
American Dream Lending is committed "to helping you realize the American Dream of Homeownership" by finding the right mortgage product for your needs.
We understand that every borrower is different, and we offer a variety of products to meet your individual requirements.
Contact American Dream Lending to find out more about the products, license, privacy policy and services we can provide toll free @ 800-229-9163
www.americandreamlending.com   (122 words)

 American Dream Town
America is ready for another national American Dream Town 2007 award competition, inspiring us to celebrate small town's heritage, take pride in our neighborhoods, and to invite tourism.
The town with the most votes overall will be featured on the American Dream Show at www.wadtv.com, worldwide, and on Hamptons TV WVVH.
Today's American Dream believes that free enterprise and the American Dream are alive and well.
www.americandreamtown.com   (311 words)

 Amazon.com: American Dream: Music: Crosby Stills Nash & Young   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-20)
Even the individual members of the band confess that AMERICAN DREAM was not the album they should have made.
American Dream is my favorite CSNY album; actually, it's my favorite CSN album as well.
From the simple bass guitar-driven satire of a fallen televangelist in "American Dream," to the lovely acoustic guitar on "Feel Your Love," Young is simply pleasing to the ear.
www.amazon.com /American-Dream-Crosby-Stills-Young/dp/B000002IMV   (1667 words)

 Amazon.com: American Dream: Video: Cathy Caplan,Thomas Haneke,Barbara Kopple,Lawrence Silk,Ray Rogers,Jesse Jackson   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-20)
The movie embodies a kind of tragic understanding of American life-tragic in the original and the fullest sense, in which the spectacle of unspeakable calamity produces pity and terror and then an unforeseeable and penetrating clarity.
Here you have hundreds and thousands of union members who are fighting for the American Dream, but whose vision becomes a little cloudy during the struggle.
But, the unions are still a very important part of the American Dream and unfortunately the companies get away with trying to take that away from the workers.
www.amazon.com /American-Dream-Cathy-Caplan/dp/6302593476   (1822 words)

 Goshen College | Edward Albee's The American Dream
The American Adam is, of course, the archetype of a new kind of human being, freed from the corrupt institutions of the Old World and facing an unspoiled garden utopia, armed with power derived from youthful vigor and spiritual innocence.
Walter Meserve points out that, in early American theater, the Yankee character, the Negro character and the Indian character were the three stage types that American playwrights added to the caricatures that they had inherited from Europe.
On the other hand, her three--fold repetition of "The American Dream!" constitutes a rhetorical excess that suggests Grandma's deeper emotional and intellectual response.
www.goshen.edu /~lonhs/GCPUBLICATIONS/DREAM.html   (3307 words)

 American Dream Downpayment Initiative - Affordable Housing - CPD - HUD   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-20)
The American Dream Downpayment Initiative (ADDI) was signed into law on December 16, 2003.
The American Dream Downpayment Assistance Act authorizes up to $200 million annually for fiscal years 2004 - 2007.
ADDI will provide funds to all fifty states and to local participating jurisdictions that have a population of at least 150,000 or will receive an allocation of at least $50,000 under the ADDI formula.
www.hud.gov /offices/cpd/affordablehousing/programs/home/addi/index.cfm   (490 words)

 American Dream
The webring is called The American Dream because owning one's own business IS an American Dream.
And it is one dream that is attainable through Network Marketing.
The American Dream Webring is for those that wish to pursue that dream and for those that have started on the road toward it through Network Marketing.
www.iwaniwassocs.com /amerdream   (618 words)

 American Dream Down Payment Assistance
Information is also included for home sellers, real estate professionals and mortgage professionals, but the focus is to educate the millions of potential homebuyers that there is hope for them to owning a home.
American Dream Down Payment Assistance also contains valuble information on HR1276, the American Dream Down Payment Assistance Act that President Bush recently signed into law.
American Dream Down Payment Assistance is Copyright © 2003-2004 by, Global Marketing Network.
www.americandreamdownpaymentassistance.com   (310 words)

 Limousine Virginia Limo Service Washington DC Maryland Exotic Limosines VA MD
American Dream can help you plan all your transportation needs for your events.
Contact American Dream Limousine Service about all our special prices and limousines.
American Dream Limousine provides seamless professional limousine service in Virginia, Washington, DC, and Maryland.
www.americandreamlimo.com   (265 words)

 The American Dream Project   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-20)
The American Dream Project is a national campaign to reclaim our dreams.
The American Dream will only be reignited one dream at a time.
The American Dream Project is a national educational initiative and a community of change leaders designed to reignite the real American Dream.
www.americandreamproject.org /ecard.php   (344 words)

 SMAD: Sailor Moon's American Dream
American Dream Stories Book 1 Book 2 Book 3 Book 4 Angel of Death Shades of Difference MTV Naru's Girl
Kevin Levar Jones was a handsome young man before he got into a fight with those mysterious "angels." Now his mother is hiring a new therapist/day nurse who lives in the neighborhood: Nurse Aino.
This is a story by Usa Serenity which uses situations and characters developed for the Dream mythos.
www.geocities.com /oldgringo2001/dream   (839 words)

 New American Dream Home
The scrapbook depicts a selection of personal messages from 25,000 Americans who care deeply about the environmental and social costs of oil dependence.
New American Dream is building a powerful constituency of individuals who live consciously, buy wisely, and band together to make a difference.
Members of the New Dream Community are already taking personal steps that combine to cut their CO2 emissions by the equivalent of pulling 6000 cars off the road!
www.newdream.org   (813 words)

 The American Dream
The Amistad Center’s collection of visual art and books related to the African American experience and Harriet Beecher Stowe’s ground-breaking anti-slavery novel, Uncle Tom’s Cabin, are potent examples of the powerful combination of creative expression and social activism.
Centering on the theme THE AMERICAN DREAM, teenagers are asked to submit a creative expression of their dreams for the future.
Students may share their dreams for themselves, their family, their community or the United States through one of three means – live performance, visual arts or essay/poetry writing.
www.hartfordstage.org /2005-2006/02_special/american_dream/americandream.htm   (502 words)

 American Dreamz DVD - American Dreamz movie - American Dreamz   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-20)
Plot Synopsis: American Dreamz DVD Filmmaker Paul Weitz winds humor and satire while poking fun at American culture and society in the American Dreamz DVD.
The American Dreamz DVD is a hilarious satire that pokes fun at todays pop culture while it intelligently explores the reason why America has such a short attention span!
American Dreamz DVD will be available on October 17, 2006.
www.americandreamzmovie.com   (243 words)

 AMERICANDREAM: Greencard Lottery, USA Services, DV 2006 Program   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-20)
The American Dream, a governmentally approved U.S. immigration agency, makes your dream come true: To live and work in America without any restrictions.
This Website belongs to THE AMERICAN DREAM, the first GreenCard service company to be approved by the German government as a bona fide immigration consultancy service.
We are licensed with the Federal Republic of Germany and comply with the statutes and regulations of the Bundesverwaltungsamt.
www.americandream.de   (409 words)

 American Dream Machines - 4460 Washington Road, Evans Georgia 30809
American Dream Machines - 4460 Washington Road, Evans Georgia 30809
Stop by, look around and ask how we can ignite your dreams.
The Athena will be featured in Easyrider Magazine, Rolling Thunder television show, and BBC will debut this bike at Bikefest in Las Vegas Sept. 14th through the 17th.
www.americandreammachines.com   (105 words)

 American Dream   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-20)
Several contributors to the project will be speaking at the Preserving the American Dream conference in Atlanta on September 16.
In 1982, the average American could expect to spend 16 hours a year staring at brake lights and bumper stickers.
But the time Americans are spending with their foot on the brake is a good indicator that America’s physical plant is not in good working order.
americandreamcoalition.org /adcnews.html   (4075 words)

 About the New American Dream
The Center for a New American Dream helps Americans consume responsibly to protect the environment, enhance quality of life, and promote social justice.
As for the “new” in New American Dream, we help people live the dream, but in a way that ensures a livable planet for current and future generations.
We are attempting nothing less than a shift of American culture away from an emphasis on unconscious consumption towards a more fulfilling, just, and sustainable way of life.
www.newdream.org /about/index.php   (387 words)

 American Dream Coalition
The American Dream Coalition is a national organization focusing on all of today's land-use and transportation planning issues that people confront whe striving to achieve their own American Dreams.
The Coalition's mission is to support citizens and organizations that promote the American Dream of freedom, mobility, and affordable homeownership.
The 2006 Preserving the American Dream Conference will take place in Atlanta at the Crowne Plaza-Buckhead Hotel on September 15-17.
americandreamcoalition.org   (168 words)

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