The American Dream is the belief that anyone, regardless of where they were born or what class they were born into, can attain their own version of success in a society where upward mobility is possible for everyone. To some, it can only be obtained and achieved through hard work and success but is it accessible and does it come unchallenged or without obstacles? The ability to attain the American dream is hindered by race, social class and poverty. With access aspiring students can graduate however the astronomical debt at the end, hinders their ability to secure a job in the appropriate field and be able to afford health care costs (while saving for retirement and paying down loans), and still live a comfortable life is almost impossible. The American Dream still exists, It’s the most important thing a person can think about when coming to America, but it has taken on a new form. The pursuit of happiness, as quoted by Thomas Jefferson is one of the most inspiring things on earth. It was created for everyone but for some, the sacrifice of love, pain, and comfort is the only way they see fit in having a comfortable and prosperous life. The American dream is still alive however for some it is limited by access, hindered by race, social class and poverty.