Rick Steves' writes about two dreams one American and the other European in his:"A United Europe in the 21st Century: Eclipsing the American Dream?"
There is more to the American dream than what he states. However what Steves gives is adequated for the discussion.
For Americans who want to understand the differences between us and the Europeans would be well served in reading this essay.
Over the years I've tutored Europeans in an English Second Language (ESL) class. After reading this piece I was left with the thought that my students could have written the definiton that Steves gives for the European Dream.