The United States is a country with ever-changing morals, social norms, and ideas. Triggered by significant events such as new laws or wars, the changes that occur usually result in altered attitudes towards existing morals, norms, and ideas. One of the country’s most important changes was the huge cultural shift among young people that took place during the 1960s which had an immense influence on society.
During the 1950s and 60s, education was an extremely important aspect of American life and culture. Through education, women were able to do more than just take care of the housework. An education enabled women to break free from their traditional roles. It made it possible for them to play a part in the government. Women had more knowledge about the issues that were occurring around them. Through their education, the women could get a job, earn a wage, and be considered equal to the men. This change in roles showed how education shaped the life of women as well as other people in America. Education has helped us get closer to the perfect American life which involved the chance for everyone to get an education.
The 1950s is often referred to as the Post-War era as well as the era of the Baby Boomers. After the end of World War Two tensions, both politically and militarily, were high. Cold War tensions were building and with the first telecast of an atomic explosion in the February of 1951, Cold War paranoia was inflated. As a response to this society alerted their focus from militaristic activities to the rise of the common household and person. This was notable due to the rise of advertisements in this era. The median income grew during this time era that helped the second rise of consumerism gain momentum. The median income of this time was around three thousand dollars in 1950, which calculates to around thirty thousand with the current inflation
The culture during the 1860s in the United States of America has changed many times and is still changing today. Look back to the times during the Civil War. Clothing was being morphed throughout the decade into different styles and fashions depending on the location of where the people lived such as towns or rural areas. Architecture in the 1860s also had varieties of styles such as the Victorian style. Agriculture and transportation were also, a major part in the culture of the 1860s and they were closely connected to each other and the root of the country’s economy. The Native American's teachings long ago may account for the success of the people’s agriculture in the 1860s.
As World War II came to an end, the United States entered the 50s. This decade became a major influential time that brought many cultural and societal changes. Categories such as the economy, where a boom in new products increased, the technology world which incorporated new medicines and computers, entertainment when the television became popular and the overall lifestyles that Americans adapted to. All of these topics reshaped and created several advancements throughout society during the 1950s.
Many individuals/Scholars tend to characterize the 1950s as a time of conformity, prosperity, & solidarity. While the 1960s was viewed as the decade of pandemonium, chaos & rebellion. These descriptions of both decades may be accurate. But many argue that there is a correlation between the two periods.
The 1920s to late 1930s were a very controversial. A lot changed and flipped back and forth. The 1920s were full of cultural change. We were very conservative and people wanted change. After the stock market crash the government want to help bring Americans out of the gutter with the bad economy. To do this they created things like the welfare system and Social Security to try and make a change. New people came to light to help end The Great Depression.
The United States had appeared to be dominated by consensus and conformity in the 1950s. The fifties were the decade of reform to the better led by president Eisenhower. The economy was booming. Further, there was a rise in consumerism which resulted in a domino effect on the economy. On the other hand, issues arose during that time as well, such as the fear of communism. Additionally, disagreements and rebellions. The 1950s was characterized as a prosperous and conformist for several reasons. For instance, the development of the suburbs. The fifties was a period of civil rights groups, feminism, and change.
What We Really Miss About The 1950s In her essay, “What We Really Miss About the 1950s”, Stephany Coontz talks about the myth of the 1950s. She begins her argument by stating some reasons why the nostalgia for the 1950s exists. The main thing Americans miss about the those days is the stability. She acknowledges that this fallacy is not insane.
When people think of the 1970’s, hippies, culture movements, Richard Nixon, and the Vietnam War always seems to come to mind. People today only focus on the major events that are always in the news, they will get bored otherwise. Americans gradually became invested in situations occurring around the world instead of their own country, especially during 1974. Inflation drastically increased across major countries as a result of the increase of the cost of fuel, manufacturing, and food. The aftermath left the world in a chaotic mess. This led to a deeper global recession. 1974 may have been a bad year in general for the world, but 1974 in America had its ups and its downs. Throughout 1974, different aspects of life changed for Americans. There was an emergence of a new style of music, sports continued to flourish, society became invested in particular people, and a major scandal ended.
During the 1920s, Word War I had just ended and people were ready to celebrate. Although 1920 had its good times and perks, some bad things were going on, like cultural clashes. The first major cultural clash was the Great Migration. The Great Migration is known as the relocation of more than 6 million African Americans from the rural south to the urban north cities. The second major cultural clash was the national origins act. This act set quotas for immigration that gave preferences to the immigration that gave preferences to the sorts of nationalities that had been in the US prior to 1880. The third major cultural clash was the KKK organization. The KKK is known as a group of people who were against black rights and they aimed at establishing
Conformity is behavior in accordance with socially accepted conventions or standards. Also according to Webster's dictionary social repression is is the act of controlling, subduing or suppressing people, groups and larger social aggregations by interpersonal means. I agree to the greater extent that during the 1950’s were a time of conformity and social repression. In American life housing, genders and culture get an impact on conformity and social repression.
The 1950’s was the decade of change. Key events across the decade and the world include the beginning of the Korean War and the Vietnam War, the first ever Organ Transplant and the introduction of Coloured TV. Also Political battles centred around communism and capitalism dominated the decade.
How did the events of the 1960 change American policing? The first major change that was development in 1960 's was an academic establishment. This had a direct impact of how police management and administration looked at the scientific approach to police in today 's world. The 1960’s were also responsible for the National Advisory Commission on Civil Disorder (1968).