"We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common Defense, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America." - Preamble to the U.S. Constitution
Dream was once equated with certain principles like freedom, liberty, safety,
justice, equality, and happiness. Today, it is often equated with things – like
prosperity, material comforts, home ownership, higher wages, or career success.
My question is - What do we want the American Dream to really be? Can we [Americans] reach a general consensus
on the direction we want our country to take and what our highest priorities
ought to be as we head further into the 21 century? Will we be fearful of the future, or will our American Dream be a positive, hope filled vision of the future for America?
The following are links to selected web sites, essays, or articles on "The American Dream":
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