American Experience
Early Years: Pivotal Decisions
Pivotal Decisions: Should the Thomas Family Move To Baltimore?


You chose Choice Three. Thomas should stay in Nashville and return to higher paying carpentry work.

PROS

With the construction industry recovering, Thomas can easily get back into the carpentry business.
Thomas can potentially make a better salary working as a carpenter.
His family will not have to move to an unfamiliar city.

CONS

He will be giving up work that he likes doing and cares about.
Most likely, he will be working outside the medical field instead of advancing his dream to be a physician.
With no connection to Blalock, he probably will not be placed in a medical unit if his draft status changes and he is sent to war.




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