Pros And Cons Of The American Dream

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Can young adults today still fulfill their American Dream? This is something that is being questioned across the nation and everyone has a different opinion. In America Now edited by Robert Atwan, Barack Obama and other journalists state their opinion on the American Dream explaining whether it is still possible today. The American Dream defined as “the ideal that every US citizen should have an equal opportunity to achieve success and prosperity through hard work, determination, and initiative.” Whether the American Dream is possible or not varies from each person, but in my experience, I believe it can be accomplished. A vast amount of students are attending college, either a community college or a four-year college, making it possible for them to prosper. A lot of first-generation students are seen across college campuses; I am one of those students. Student aid such as the Free Application for Federal Student Aid makes it possible for students from a variety of socioeconomic backgrounds afford college. Parents and the students do not have to deal with the burden of trying to pay for the full cost of attendance of college. For this reason, “... college enrollment has been rising since 2007 as well” (Tushnet 354). Students going to college get to choose their field of study. By giving them this ability, they have more motivation to seek success and work hard towards their goal. As a first-generation student, my American Dream is to graduate from college with a bachelor’s

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