- (idiomatic) A widespread determination by Americans to provide their children with a better upbringing than their parents were able to provide for them.
- (idiomatic) A philosophy that with hard work, courage and determination, anyone can prosper and achieve success.
"The American Dream: A white picket fence, 2.4 kids, and a nice puppy dog? No! The American Dream is that each one of us gets our own dream. Big dreams. Small dreams. Crazy dreams. But here's the thing: It's not just about where your dreams take you; it's about where you take your dreams." -Dennis Hopper commercial
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