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Current Status of the American Dream

Generations of Americans have believed in the American Dream; with a little bit of luck and a lot of hard work, anyone in this nation can build a successful life for himself/herself and their families, often becoming quite rich and doing better than one's own parents had done. Since 2008; however, the nation's economy has been quite sluggish. Even before then many people have questioned whether the American Dream is still achievable.

Assess the current status of the American Dream. Is it still possible to live this dream? Why or why not? How might the government work to insure that this dream remains real and reachable (Note that your answer might be that the government restrains itself from acting in certain ways)? Regardless of what you believe the government should or should not do, explain why you believe that.

I just need an average paragraph answer for this discussion question. Thank you!

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Of course people can still rise to the American Dream. It is the cornerstone of our beliefs and continues to be based on applying ones self and working. However, it also means to not spend everything you make and save, invest, and educate ones self on how to be better at their job, learn new skills, and take opportunities for help when possible. People survived and then thrived after the Great Depression. ...

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The current status of the American Dream is determined.

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