Is The American Dream Still Alive

(Part 2)


Another reason one may feel that the American Dream is not alive is that marriage is less popular. Statistics show that in 1960, 72 percent of American adults were married, in 2010 just 51 percent were (Why Is the U.S. Marriage Rate Falling Sharply?). People view marriage as part of the common American Dream, but in this decade divorce rates are higher and people are becoming more independent. Those who are married seem to have waited longer to do so. Woman are no longer dependent on a man and men no longer seem appealed to the idea either. This view is inaccurate due to the idea that everyones American Dream is different.

The American Dream is still alive, ways and lifestyles have changed but dreams have also which is the key idea, dreams are still alive! “This is the city of dreamers and time and again it’s the place where the greatest dream of all, the American dream, has been tested and has triumphed” expressed Michael Bloomberg. This quote may sum up someones positive and hopeful opinion of the American Dream.


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