A Family Has Changed Over The Years Essay

901 Words Dec 1st, 2016 4 Pages
According to the U.S. Census, the definition of a family is two or more people that live in the same household and are related by blood, marriage, or adoption. However, that has not always been the agreed upon definition. The idea of what is considered a family has changed tremendously over the years due to changes in society (within the United States) in the last fifty years. These changes including the Supreme Court Cases that affected the ideas of what a family can be, like Loving v. Virginia, which found the state bans on interracial marriages unconstitutional in 1967 and the legalization of same-sex marriage in 2015 (Obergefell v. Hodges.) To explore some other ways that family life has changed over the years I interviewed my dad, Jerry T. Carter. The interview surrounded the idea of family and difference in attitude towards it, chores and education, and discipline,
My dad is currently fifty-eight years old and before I interviewed him I knew little about his life before I was born (which was eighteen years ago) because it was never something that came up in our conversations. I knew that he had served in the army, completed two years of college (at DCC), has eight brothers and sisters, and is married to my mother, Wanda Carter. Also, I knew some other facts that one notices living with someone for an extremely long time including his favorite color, birth date, and his favorite Westerns and TV shows, however I never knew much about his life outside of that, therefore…

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