Home Department of English "Creative writing has been a happy part of my life since I first learned to hold a pencil, so once I chose Gustavus, I considered my career as an English major a given.
Teachers can modify the worksheets to fit the needs of each class. The three years and eight months of the Second World War were probably the most glorious period in U. This was December through August In that war the U. Not only did the U. They put themselves in harm's way for their country.
The Second World War was violent and lethal. Death and injury rates were much higher than anything imagined in Vietnam or Iraq. At home, the general population submitted to rationing and did more with less. There was a strong sense of national purpose and national unity.
Idealism grew as Americans worked together to win the war.
Our major allies, the British and the Russians, also made great contributions to the war effort. In addition, England had to endure a massive German bombing campaign, and the Russians suffered horribly when much of European Russia was occupied by the Nazis.
While most of the country pulled together to win the war, "everybody knew that a lot of hanky-panky was going on. The average person was violating rationing. All the rules were being violated every day but you wanted not to mention it.
As to the illicit fortunes being made and the junk being sold, the productive capacity of the country had to be focused on the output of arms and munitions. Businesses owned that productive capacity and made sure that they profited from the war.
The government was so desperate for increased production that sometimes it built plants and handed them over to businesses for free.
Often contracts were "cost plus," where the government paid for the costs of production plus a guaranteed profit. There were serious problems with the production of shoddy goods but overall, the tremendous output of American factories was a major factor in the Allies winning the war.
In this process, many businesses, particularly large corporations, made a lot of money. Small businesses like Joe Keller's company, profited, too. And so there was a disconnect between sacrifice of the soldiers, sailors, fliers and many people on the home front, and violating the rules to escape that sacrifice or to make money on the war.
Soldiers coming home from the war felt it more acutely than anyone else. During the war, Arthur Miller had interviewed soldiers who returning home from combat. Their voice is found in Chris Keller. This conflict between the idealism and the grab for wealth, both of which characterized the Second World War, is expressed in "All My Sons.
The conflict between those who make money from war and the sacrifice of the soldiers who fight is still with us. Then briefly discuss the American Dream: The American Dream has three important aspects. One is to live free from government oppression.
Another is to improve the financial situation of the family through intelligence and hard work.Educational Data Mining and Learning Analytics Ryan S.J.d. Baker, Teachers College, Columbia University George Siemens, Athabasca University 1. feelthefish.com (GSO) is a free, public website providing information and resources necessary to help meet the educational needs of students.
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