Good morning everybody. To those of you that do not know me, my name is Sebastian Bak and I am also a student here at Johns Hopkins University. I appreciate being giving this opportunity to talk to you about the American dream and if it will be available for everyone.
All are trying to achieve The American Dream. But what is it exactly? And it is will available? That is what I am going to talk to you about today. First, I am going to briefly outline what the American dream is.
Then I will move on to an analysis of how the American Dream has changed over time. And finally, I will try to discuss if the American dream still existing and then sum it all up.
I will allow 5-10 minutes for questions at the end of my presentation, so I would be thankful if you could hold any questions until then. Right, let us begin.
I have a question for your comrades. Raise your hand if you agree with this statement, “Owning a home that you love, starting a family, and finding an enjoyable career are some of the important factors of the American dream. “
Ok, thank you. That corresponds well with the results of my findings. Now use 10 sec to think about when you will achieve it.
A survey says that less than 20% of Americans between 20-40 years old say that they're living the American Dream. 29 % of 60 to 80-year old are more likely to see a home as an achievement that reflects hard work.
Some experts are saying that the reason people don’t feel like they have control of their financial future is that many Americans graduate high school, or college, without an understanding of how the financial system works. That is why many people don’t go out and buy a house and achieve their American dream.