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Searching for the American Dream


More than two centuries after the framers of the Declaration of Independence declared the inalienable rights to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness - many still flock to America's shores seeking to fulfil that promise.

Katty Kay looks at whether today's immigrants still have faith in the idea of the American Dream.

This film is part of a week-long series exploring the past, present and future of the American Dream on BBC World News America

Can you define the American Dream in 140 characters or less? Send BBC_WNA a tweet and include #americandream - we'll publish the best at the end of this week.


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