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The American Dream has long evoked the idea that the next generation will have a better life than the previous one. Today, many Americans feel that dream is in jeopardy. H. Armstron Roberts/CORBIS hide caption

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Mitt Romney already had a young family during his time at Harvard, which set him apart from most other students. Here, Romney is with his wife, Ann, and two sons at a business school clambake in 1973. Courtesy of The New York Times hide caption

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Parallel Lives

At Harvard, Romney Wasn't Your Typical Student

Amid the '70s counterculture movement, Mitt Romney stood out as more of a Boy Scout type, classmates recall. But they say he was also a loyal friend.

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Sen. Ted Kennedy, D-Mass., and Republican challenger Mitt Romney (right) take part in a televised debate at Holyoke Community College in Holyoke, Mass., in 1994. Romney lost to Kennedy in his first political race. Charles Krupa/AP hide caption

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