Essay on The Strength Of A Nation

1087 Words Oct 21st, 2016 5 Pages
Confucius once said, “The strength of a nation derives from the integrity of a home.” America was founded on foundational values that families were together no matter what hardships were encountered, and neighbors were always willing to help each other when going through hard times. Until recent years, a typical family consisted of a father, mother, and children. Each one played an important role, and had a significant impact on the success of the family. Families were valued as an important part of society, and every measure was taken to ensure it stayed together. While divorce has been a part of society in some way, even before America was a nation, it was relatively uncommon, and viewed as a forbidden practice. In fact, it was not until the 1970’s, that no fault divorces were legalized. Until then, only circumstances such as adultery, desertion, or bigamy were grounds for even considering a divorce. The influence of film has changed the how society views what a nucleus family is; as a result, we now have a higher divorce rate and more juvenile delinquency than ever before. A father was expected to be the main provider for the family. It was his responsibility to be the leader of the home; which included making decisions such as where the family would live, what kind of livelihood they would have, and any spiritual decisions affecting the family. The mother was expected to be the homemaker of the family. Some of her responsibilities included cooking for the entire…

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