The American Dream In A Recession

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A survey by the New York Times titled “What happens to the American Dream in a recession” brought forward an interesting public perspective to the topic. “Although the nation has plunged into its deepest recession since the Great Depression, 72 percent of Americans in this nationwide survey said they believed it is possible to start out poor in the United States, work hard and become rich — a classic definition of the American dream.” (Seelye 1). In this survey it also has what people think the American Dream is or is about. They had some really interesting answers such as, “Freedom to live our own life.” “That everybody has a fair chance to succeed.” “Working at a secure job, being able to have a home and live as happily as you can, not
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