A premium subscription is required to access this article. Article Date: 08/31/2016 What Does It Mean to Be Rich in America? “Rich in America” certainly sounds good on paper, and for many, achieving that status is the fulfillment of Pulitzer Prize-winner James Truslow Adams’ vision of “the American Dream,” the term he coined in 1931. Adams’ vision of the American Dream wasn’t wealth per se, but was more about equal opportunity that ... Log in to view full article. If you already have a subscription, please log in with your email address and password. User Name (Email Address): Password: Forgot your password? Click here to have your password emailed to you. To purchase a premium subscription, please use the links below. One-year premium subscription with unlimited access to all articles including reprint rights (see terms and conditions) for $2,000.00. Monthly subscription (3 month minimum) with unlimited access to all articles including reprint rights (see terms and conditions) for $195/mo.