Essay on Is The American Dream Still Alive?

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"I think the American Dream says that anything can happen if you work hard enough at it and are persistent, and have some ability. The sky is the limit to what you can build, and what can happen to you and your family" expressed Sanford I. Weill. The American Dream is still alive and obtainable. Many people have a definition of what the American Dream that is obtainable in their minds. People all have unique individual lives. One of the reasons that the American Dream is still alive is that there are so many opportunities everyday. Most public schools provide students the necessities they need to succeed, so it is up to them whether or not one decides to use those necessities to achieve a goal. Most students in high school have an idea…show more content…
Another reason the American Dream is still alive is that there are multiple job opportunities. One may not end up becoming a doctor or lawyer, but that does not mean one will not be successful. America is full of opportunities and work! Jobs that can be obtained with a simple GED are an apprentice, construction worker, and electrician. An individual may not be able to attend college, but that is reasonable, many successful people never obtained a college degree. Mark Zuckerburg, David Karp, and Evan Williams are all examples of successful people who never obtained a college degree. One may feel that the American dream is not alive due to the economy. Our country is in $17,267,498,701,548, 34 dollars of national debt as of February 10, 2014 (U.S. National Debt Clock). Due to this there is higher interest rates which keeps the value of the dollar higher, which may make it harder to obtain. The country has slower economic growth and weaker job markets, most interest rate profits will not go towards the public. The national debt also results in higher taxes which helps raise more revenue. One last effect of the national debt is higher inflation which could lead to a lower standard of living. This view is un adequate due to the statistice that the debt has decreased by thirty-five percent over the past years (Truthout). Another reason one may feel that the American Dream is not alive is that marriage is

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