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60 Free Essays on Family Life During The War Years

  1. Apa 360

    years ago, sent them a letter says that he can take care of Alex, the only son of the family. During that period of time, United States didn’t get involved to the World War II. It seems the safest place in the world. On May 5th 1940, little Alex went abroad. His parents sold all the things in...

  2. Ruth Hartz

    war with Germany and within a week, Australia, New Zealand, Canada and South Africa had also joined the war. In June of 1940, during the French defeat, about 320,000 Jews were residing in France. Four years later one fourth had perished. Of the perished, 76,000 have been deported; 3,000 were sent to...

  3. History

    life throughout the nation. Japanese-American families had it the worst during World War II because Americans were becoming anti-Japanese and were very discriminative toward Japanese-American families. Japanese-Americans were unable to ride on the public transportation busses, altering their...

  4. The Sorrow of War

    country, villages, and families. After the war, the Vietnamese began reconstructing their way of life. The character of Kien, in The Sorrow of War, shows the plight of the people of Vietnam before, during, and after the Vietnam War....

  5. Job Opportunities for Women During World War Ii

    the family. Rose, J. (1995). `THE PROBLEM EVERY SUPERVISOR DREADS': Women Workers at the U.S. Steel Duquesne Works during World War II. Labor History, 36(1), 24- 51. Retrieved from America: History & Life database. This article goes into great detail about women working in the steel industry...

  6. The Lost Generation

    number of marriages ending in divorce climbed from one in ten to one in six” (“A Changing Society”). Farms were not as common anymore, so families began to become smaller since they did not need children to work on the farm. Family life after World War One had a new meaning. During the Lost...

  7. Aviation

    aviator fighting in the horrific Second World War. The Second World War broke out a few years later. Rudy Acosta, a young man whose parents were on Mexican settlers would get into the core of many brave and gallant adventures (Frank, 1992). His life took intriguing turn of events, from humble...

  8. The Nuclear Family

    this form of family was dominant. According to Gazso the first world war which happened during 1914-1918 created economic precariousness in the years following the war since men entered war as soldiers, women engaged in factory work however when soldiers did return women’s work was no longer needed...

  9. Leaving My Country

    Leaving My Country Here is a story which illustrated how my family and I moved to Utah in the United States. My family consists of seven people. After the war in Cambodia in 1979 which had begun in 1975, my family had a very hard time finding jobs for 10 year ago in Cambodia. There was...

  10. Ulysses S Grant

    a child, General Grant grew up in a modest middle class family in rural Ohio, his father worked as a tanner (Ulysses S. Grant). During his childhood years living and working on the family farm in rural Ohio, Ulysses Grant developed a proficiency of handling horses. While attending school at West...

  11. A Long Way Gone: 4 Way Response

    Freetown is overthrown. This story shows a real life description of a child during the war to overthrow Sierra Leone’s government. Ishmael’s family is dispersed during the initial attack of his village. He keeps his older brother, Junior, with him for the beginning of his travels. He meets up with...

  12. What Does the Family Mean to a Soldier

    , and his sisters. He wants the other family members happy. So, at the end of story, he made a decision of starting a regular life with his parent’s suggestion. Soldiers do not feel alone during the war, and they start a regular life quickly after the war. Through these two war stories, the authors...

  13. View of War in All My Sons

    All My Sons, a play by Arthur Miller, tells predominantly the story of the Kellers. This play takes place after World War II, in the year 1947. It is a criticism of the “American Dream,” which can be defined as a life of personal happiness and material comfort as traditionally sought by those in...

  14. Week 1: Assignment: Journal Entry

    My name is Rose I am 25 years old and the year is 1865. I reside in New York, which I find such a beautiful place to call home. There are so many opportunities for people here. It is hard to believe 20 years ago I was fighting for my life to get here. The year was 1845 my family and I were forced...

  15. Mrs. Miniver

    In Mrs. Miniver, a novel of about 300 pages, Jan Struther writes about the simple and fulfilling life of Kay Miniver and her family as they go through the struggles of WWII. Struther shows Mrs. Miniver's optimism and vitality despite the effects of the war on her family. A narrator, who watches...

  16. American Musical History

    year, he moved to South Carolina, to study law. In 1825, Hewitt wrote his most famous song “The Minstrel's Return'd from the War”; the song published by his brother. He was 24 years old in this year. Stephen Foster was the tenth children of his family, born in July 4, 1826. He was a child of...

  17. Interview to a Senior Citizen

    interview. I had the opportunity to see family albums, photos from the World War II and Pearl Harbor, his time in the Navy and all the commemoration letters, achievements, medals that he earned throughout his military career. The interview started with him making jokes about life and politics. The...

  18. History40B

    boys were family life, hygiene, and health. My high school has a gym, swimming pool, dark room, chemistry lab, library, and cafeteria. During lunch, I and my girlfriends like to work on the pieces we are making in sewing class in preparation for the upcoming fashion show. Health conditions of 1940s...

  19. Operation Babylift

    After the Vietnam War, Operation Babylift became the biggest event in adoption history in America. In 1975, more than 2,000 children were airlifted from Vietnam and adopted by families around the world, especially in the US. This operation was lead by President Ford, as an evacuation measure during...

  20. Ww2

    WORLD WAR II After interviewing my Grandpa, William Herman, I found out what it was like during the time of World War II. My Grandpa was able to tell me some basic facts about life through the war. World War II took place during the time of the Great Depression. My Grandpa was thirteen years of...

  21. The Longterm Psychological Effects of War

    proportion of war-affected children lose all adult protection – “unaccompanied children,” as they are known in refugee situations. Second, impacts in childhood may adversely affect the life trajectory of children far more than adults. Consider children who lose the opportunity for education during war...

  22. Anne Frank: the Diary of a Young Girl

    Anne Frank: The diary of a young girl I want to introduce you to, Anne Frank: The diary of a young girl, by Anne Frank and translated by B. M. Mooyaart. It is the story of a 13-year-old Jewish girl and her family who are forced into hiding by the Nazis during World War II The book is written...

  23. A Year in the South Book Review

    taxable property that was worth over twenty thousand dollars, you had to apply for a special pardon from the president. Besides the political problems that Sam was facing, his family life was going very well. His new son, who was sick during spring, was now doing well and got baptized soon after...

  24. Lee-Jackson Essay Contest

    childhood marred by shocking family scandals; his demeritless West Point years; his successes in the Mexican War; his long devotion to the antebellum professional army; and of course, his momentous decision to join Virginia and thus the Confederacy to fight in the Civil War, as well as his final years...

  25. Civil War Homefront

    19th century child’s life. As men left to fight in the war, their sons helped their mothers take care of the crops and also find small jobs to provide for the family. For children such as Carrie Berry, life was the exact opposite of normal. During the siege of her hometown, Atlanta, families like her...

  26. My Brother Sam Is Dead

    My Brother Sam is Dead Summary My Brother Sam is Dead is told in the first person by Tim Meeker. It recounts the hardships endured by Tim and his family during the Revolutionary War. When Tim's older brother Sam joins the rebel forces, it impacts the rest of his family who wish to remain neutral...

  27. Teenagers

    during World War II and the Holocaust. Special details have been included to highlight the twenty-five month period during which Anne and her family hid in the Secret Annex, as well as the aftermath. The study questions for students are arranged in three parts. The first set o f questions relates to...

  28. Between Dignity and Despair

    awful mess (119). My mind cannot comprehend what these families and people were going through. Basically, everything they owned, everything that was familiar to them was taken away and destroyed. I did not realize how bad things got during this time for the Jews. Chapter six, War and the...

  29. anne frank

    moments in history. I. Anne’s Birth and Childhood A. Information on family B. Life in Germany C. Life in Amsterdam II. Life During World War II A. Description of the Secret Annex B. Dates that it was occupied C. Occupants of the Secret Annex D. Anne’s writing – diary and short stories III...

  30. Scholarship Essay - My Family Background

    Japanese. For six years, from 1995 to 2001, my family was stationed in Hawaii. There, I attended a private Christian school. The school’s curriculum included many fieldtrips to allow the students to see our island of Oahu. During my third year, my school had a fieldtrip to the Pearl Harbor...