Free Essays on Family Life During The War Years

  1. Best Years Of Our Lives Essay

    2014 Hope & Redemption after WWII Prompt: Discuss how William Wyler’s The Best Years of Our Lives is an examination of the confusion and emotional turmoil experienced by American military servicemen and their families during the aftermath of WWII. Explain how the film’s focus on the three veterans- Al...

  2. Women Contribute to World War 1

    How Did Women Contribute To World War 1 By: Jeff M. Lerio History 30 Mrs. C. Lenz-Fabian Nov.19,2012 A Canadian woman plays an important role and contributions on the home front during the war years. They supported our country’s war efforts not only in traditional roles, but also in unprecedented...

  3. Social Change

    Social change The Great Depression and World War II The Great Depression and World War II cast long shadows over American life in the 1940s. During the 1930s President Franklin D. Roosevelt's New Deal created a sense of economic optimism and eased the suffering of many, but it did not eradicate poverty...

  4. A Long Way Gone: 4 Way Response

    Response Ishmael Beah was a twelve year old boy who lived in Sierra Leone and his life was about to change when the novel begins. The book starts in 1993 when Ishmael’s village is attacked by rebels. The book then covers the next three years of Ishmael’s life. The story takes place all over Sierra...

  5. The Boom

    time for not only baseball would be America during and post World War II. After making it through the Great Depression and the threat of German domination going on over in Europe, baseball at this point of time does not come to mind with all of the life events going on. But on that very fateful morning...

  6. Military Marriage

    truly be measured. The military lifestyle is a lifestyle that is always full of change. These changes include the change of duty station every three years. Currently, there is also the constant cycle of 15 month deployments. Which by themselves impose permanent physical, psychological and emotional changes...

  7. The Nuclear Family

    present at an undergraduate conference on “1950s Family Life.” You decide to submit a paper that will use the film Pleasantville as a case by which to show how films can depict particular values and norms of family life in this ‘golden era’ of the family. Use this essay to write the draft of your paper...

  8. anne frank

    written during World War II while many people were being punished by the leader of Germany, Adolf Hitler for what they believed. Anne Frank and her family were part of the people being punished. Anne is a young girl who is Jewish and was persecuted for her beliefs and the way she looked. Her family went...

  9. Mrs. Miniver

    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 the family through dialogue between the family and other characters, tells...

  10. The Lost Generation

    about their ideas how World War One impacted the people of America. The novels The Great Gatsby and Rats Saw God both show how a lost society can relate to people back then and people today. Many historical and political events have taken place during and after World War One, which caused a countless...

  11. The American Dream - 2

    suburbia, to how the American dream came to mean fame and fortune. The truth is that our founders got it right; life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness is the American dream. During the Great Depression the American dream was a nightmare. In the 1930s the United States was experiencing the most...

  12. 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 age...

  13. Lee-Jackson Essay Contest

    the best strategist ever seen in any war, is a man of many faces. Lee lived a life at peace, at war, and as a Christian in an unsuitable world. Living at peace is hard enough in today’s society, let alone when a young nation is falling apart at its seams. In war, recognition is highly sought after for...

  14. 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 poverty everywhere in the...

  15. Civil War Homefront

    the fighting had occurred a far distance from many families, the “War of the Rebellion”, as it was officially named, had immense but different effects on northern and southern families. The men were the ones who participated in the war, but the families were the force that aided them and struggled to survive...

  16. Photo - Steichen

    • Born on March 27,1879, son of Jean-Pierre and Marie Kemp Steichen. In 1889, when steichen was 10 his family, incuding his younger sister, immigrated to the United States. Steichen began a four-year lithography apprenticeship with the American Fine Art Company of Milwaukee when he was 14, and tought...

  17. Vietnam War

    Year 10 Assessment Task ‘AUSTRALIA IN THE VIETNAM WAR’ Interview Questions Did anyone in your family serve in the Vietnam War? YES: Who served in this war and around what age were they? NO: What did you remember about the war? YES: What were their views on the war? Did they have the choice...

  18. Across Five Aprils by Irene Hunt

    civil war tears apart a family during the hard times of the civil war. There were 239 pages it this story. The book follows the life of Jethro Creighton, a young farm boy in rural Illinois as he grows from a protected and provided for nine year old, to a educated and respectable young adult during the...

  19. The effects the Bosnian war (1992-1995) had on children.

    Lost Children of Bosnia Imagine a 10-year-old girl falling asleep to gunshots and waking up to the thud of a violent grenade. She risks her life on a daily basis just to fetch food and water, always fearful to go outside. She does not know what is going on and this makes her even more terrified. After...

  20. Character Chart

    story as a nine-year old boy on his first day planting in the fields. His new position in the family gives him the honor of graduating to the adult table during meals. He is youthful and full of ideas and thoughts of his young mind. As the story progresses over the five years of the Civil War, his responsibilities...

  21. 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 to relocate...

  22. History

    Life on the Home Front during World War II Tyler Pappas Western Civilization II Professor Wade December 10th,2013 The battle at Pearl Harbor was the main event that caused the United States to enter World War II, it started changing many lives and many actions were taken to help the nation’s...

  23. Between Dignity and Despair

    Between Dignity and Despair | Jewish Life in Nazi Germany | | By: Marion A. Kaplan | | Kelli Moseley History 120C-006 | | | Between Dignity and Despair, a book written by Marion A. Kaplan, published in 1998, gives us a portrait of Jewish life in Nazi Germany by the astounding memoirs...

  24. Comparison Paper Final

    Concept of Love in Times of War The books, Night by Elie Wiesel and The Book Thief by Markus Zusak, exemplify the life of families living in war. Wiesel discussed his own experience in concentration camps with his fellow Jews. Zusak used “Death” as a narrator to talk about the life of a foster girl, Liesel...

  25. Anne Frank: the Diary of a Young Girl

    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 over a two-year period, tells about her life while she and her family are in hiding in Holland. On her birthday she received a...

  26. Vietnam War

    Chapter 10: A Generation in War and Turmoil: The Agony of Vietnam It has been known that the Vietnam War affected many American soldiers who were involved in the war physically and psychologically. The Vietnam War was one of the most memorable wars in history. Many Americans' lives lost for...

  27. Abraham Lincoln

    Presidents this country has ever had. Not only did he help bring an end to slavery, he also helped mend the war torn feelings between the Union and the Confederacy after the conclusion of the Civil War. He was responsible for reuniting and reconstructing America, and leading the way for his successors to...

  28. Uganda War

    Not most people know that families in the third world countries suffer from sexual abuse, HIV/AIDS, alcoholism and civil wars. In Uganda, there is a war going on between the Lord's Resistance Army and the Ugandan Government. The Lord’s Resistance Army is rebellious group from Northern Uganda that started...

  29. anne frank

     The Life of Anne Frank Jane Smith Mrs. Joyner Language Arts and Literature May 15, 2010 Outline THESIS: This research paper will explore the life of Anne Frank, the Jewish girl who managed to find hope and goodness in the midst of one of the saddest moments...

  30. Across Five Aprils

    the civil war tears apart a family during the hard times of the civil war. The book Follows the life of Jethro Creighton, a young farm boy in rural Illinois as he grows from a protected and provided for nine year old, to a educated and responsible young adult during the chaos of the civil war. In the beginning...