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Exploring How Families Follow The Path Of U.S History: Revolution, Slavery And Division In Our Homes Today

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“I have seen enough of one war never to wish to see another” Thomas Jefferson once said these very true and famous words. This has got me thinking about how U.S history and my family are similar. Believe it or not, this is true. For example, the industrial revolution might be in your house. What if your parents ask you to do things for them? That sounds a lot like the slaves in the south. Sometimes parents are controlling of their kids. Just like the Embargo Act of 1807. Other parents threaten to get a divorce, South Carolina threatened to secede from the Union. Here are some ways they are similar.

When we think about the industrial revolution, we don’t usually think that it’s in our home. We usually think of huge computers in the offices, railroad tracks cutting through the wilderness, women and children working in the mills. These visions have blinded us to an important technological revolution which has been going on right under our noses: the technological revolution in the home. This revolution has transformed the routine of our lives, but in unexpected ways. The industrialization in the home was very different from the industrialization of other productions. Some of these machines are for example the dishwasher. In the olden days, you would have to wash all your dishes by hand. Now you can just place them in the dishwasher and the machine does all the work. (www.articlemyriad.com/industrial_revolution_.htm)
When was the last time your parents asked you to do something? “Get me the remote.” Does that sound familiar? Well that is just one of the many ways that you are similar to the slaves in the south. The slaves were expected to do as they were told. If they didn’t do what they were told, they would be punished. You might also get punished if you disobeyed what your parents told you. Of course it’s not as bad as some of the slaves, but there was still a punishment. (Notes, Hernandez, 2010) If we also look at the Embargo Acts of 1807 and controlling parents, we see that they have controlling in common. When parents are controlling, it’s just like what the Embargo Act stated. It controlled who we talked to, who we got to see, when we got to talk others. Parents are like this too. They might tell you, “I don’t want you to hang around with this person” is one of the many phrases they might say to prevent you from being with that person. (Notes, Hernandez, 2010) Parents might also pick a favorite out of their kids. They are treating the kids unequally. President Andrew Jackson did the same thing during his presidency. He used this technique, the Spoils System, to employ and promote...

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