Describe the different types of marriages

and families.




 Describe the various functions families serve

for their members and be able to articulate

the basic tenets of contemporary debates

over family value


 Understand the differences between

nostalgic views of marriages and families

or myths and the reality of marriages and

families over time.


 Describe the structure and function of

various families in early America.


 Identify some of the aspects of racial mixing

in America’s history.