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What is a better example of the American Dream: a poor kid who becomes President, like Clinton and Obama? Or a rich kid who becomes richer, like Donald Trump?
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tynamite
tynamite's avatar Photographs dated 1902 and 1909.

20th century immigrants 1

20th century immigrants 2

Back in the time
before the word "immigrant" came to mean "those nasty people who want to
come and take away the American dream", the term referred to the idea
that one could come to America and achieve the dream that one couldn't
achieve where one had been.

"The poor, the tired, the huddled
masses" always had dreams, but many countries still have no room for the
dreams to be accomplished, so there is still a need for "the American
dream".
http://forum.ship-of-fools.com/cgi-bin/ultimatebb.cgi?f=70&t=013706&ubb=get_topic

Further Reading

http://www.angelfire.com/ns/immigration/
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Immigration_to_the_United_States
http://blogs.the-american-interest.com/wrm/2012/01/29/beyond-blue-part-one-the-crisis-of-the-american-dream/
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