Family Values That Have Changed And The American Family Essay

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Family Values That Have Changed and the American Family “ Family life is the source of the greatest human happiness. This happiness is the simplest and least costly kind, and it cannot be purchased with money. But in can be increased if we do two things: if we recognize and uphold the essential values of family life and if we get and keep control of the process of social change so as to make it give us what is needed to make family life perform its essential functions” (Robert J. Havighurst). Most families in America live by their family values and expect their children to live by those rules as well, carrying them through their lives. Family values have changed over time, starting with the Great Depression and working its way into this generation. The Great Depression was in October 29, 1929-1939 (Williams). During this time, life in America was very patriotic and religious; having a strong love for God and their church. Most families participated in charities and donating all the things and clothes they didn 't need or use anymore. Before their clothes went to charity, all the younger siblings wore hand-me-downs (Williams). Why spend more money on clothes when you already have some from your older siblings? “One hundred years from now it won 't matter what kind of car I drove, what kind of house I lived in, how much money I had in my bank account, nor what my clothes looked like. But the world may be a little better because I was important in the life of a…

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