Teachers can modify the worksheets to fit the needs of each class.
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. The third is to give the children in the family a better start in life than the parents had.
The American Dream is based on people coming from the old countries of Europe or Asia where they were oppressed and desperately poor. In America they were able to prosper in relative freedom.
The American Dream has also applied to poor native-born Americans who were able to improve their situations, provide a better life for their families, and give their children a better start in life.
Finally, pose the following questions to the class."I believe that the reader will discover here the essential nature of one of the strangest and most awful chapters in human history," Arthur Miller wrote of his classic play about the witch-hunts and trials in seventeenth-century Salem, Massachusetts.
Great Architect of the Universe? Important note: Not all masons are aware that freemasonry is used as a cover for evil! Many initiates disapprove of self-seeking criminality and persecution that goes on, particularly at the higher degrees. SAGA: The word comes from the Old Norse term for a "saw" or a "saying."Sagas are Scandinavian and Icelandic prose narratives about famous historical heroes, notable .
Miller began writing plays as a student at the University of Michigan, joining the Federal Theater Project in New York City after he received his degree.
His first Broadway play, The Man Who Had All the Luck, opened in and his next play, All My Sons, received the Drama Critics' Circle Award. "All My Sons" is not considered Arthur Miller's best play but it's a great work of art nonetheless.
It captivates audience and reader alike. It has multiple layers of meaning dealing with universal themes. It provides social perspectives and psychological insights and poses interesting ethical questions. Search the world's information, including webpages, images, videos and more.
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