"A Better Life: Creating the American Dream"

Franklin D. Roosevelt signing the GI Bill
House authors Edith Nourse Rodgers of Massachusetts and John Rankin of Mississippi look on as President Roosevelt signs legislation popularly known as the "GI Bill of Rights."
Photo courtesy of the House Committee on Veterans' Affairs

The American dream has roots in the nation's loftiest ideals - the right to liberty and the pursuit of happiness. So when did it also come to mean a house, a car and a college education?

In a new documentary, American RadioWorks investigates the history of the "American Dream" and how it is changing.

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