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.
The 1960s in my opinion might be the most impactful time period in the United States history for the exception of the United States Independence from England and The Emancipation of Proclamation by President Abraham Lincoln. The 1960s brought a lot of changes for the minorities within the United States and also for the new generation of women. A lot of things were accomplish in the 1960s from minorities like African Americans, Latin Americans and Native Americans finally were given some type of rights in the United States to the men landing in the moon and idea presented by President John F. Kennedy and that many believe that it could not be done, but by the end of the decade it became a reality. John F. Kennedy also was assassinate, but before
As I mentioned previously, the sixties were a time of change. For instance, young people, watching their friends and family drafted into the Vietnam War, began to question traditional society and the government. Additionally, women changed their views on their place and role in the family. Also, new ideas emerged, changing the look of families both then and now. In 1960, more than 70 percent of families still looked much like the family of the 1950s, with a man who brought in the family 's sole income, children and a stay-at-home wife and mother.
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. In the 1950’s there was more leisure time due to an upgrade in household appliances which improved the likelihood of selling entertainment products such as radios and televisions.
The 1960s in America was a decade where many problems occurred and much change was made. Some of those issues were racial segregation and foreign policy. Two of the most influential and inspirational people then were Martin Luther King Jr., and John F. Kennedy. King was an African American who fought for an end to racial segregation and was committed to this important issue.
Number two, there was a big increase of drug addicts. Number three, high crime and U.S. inner cities were ruin into ghettos. Lastly, the assassination of political and human right leaders. Overall, there were a lot more then these positive and negative changes I have listed that happened during the 1960s. I just listed the few that stuck out to me the
Out of all the decades, there has never been a decade like the sixties. The sixties was filled with diversity, hope, problems, anger and solutions. A lot of the different life-changing events and organizations took place in the sixties. One of the major organizations that took place in the sixties was the Black Panther Party. The main goal for the Black Panthers was not only to protect the African Americans but also to provide them with equal rights and opportunities.
The years of the 1950s and 60s was a time where many hardships occurred as global tension was high and as a result many wars occurred as well as movements. The historical issues and events of the fifties and sixties was often propelled by popular culture through art and media such as television, paintings and music. The civil rights movement succeeded in bringing equal rights to the African American population within the United States in a peaceful manner thanks to meaningful art forms. The Vietnam War was widely seen as a controversial conflict and opened insight to Australians as to what was actually happening through music and television which in turn swayed the public opinion of Australia’s involvement with the war.
2 It is essential to go back to the fifties to be able to understand the sixties historically and sociologically. The fifties brought relief since the Depression and war were over, and now “science was mobilized by industry, and capital was channeled by government as never before.” 3 This new affluence gave the United States the ability to create suburbia and conform to moving in. This affected the sixties because conformity resulted in people rebelling.
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.
This was also the decade the African-American launched the Civil Rights movement in Nineteen Fifty Four. In the midst of the U.S. working to maintain being the strongest country the african americans became to revolt from the inside, this lasted until Nineteen Sixty Eight. This event was followed by the Vietnam war starting the nineteen fifty five over who was going to take control over the vietnamese government. The Vietnam war last up until nineteen seventy five , ending with fifty eight thousand , two hundred and twenty deaths on record of american soldiers. Aside from the wars and riots going on in the nineteen fifties, life seemed to be easier for people back then to live the life most people would dream to live today.
The 1960’s was a time of great conflict and tension for America. Lyndon B. Johnson was elected president in 1963, and many social issues were dividing the United States at this time. The fight for equal rights for every citizen, not just white males, caused many riots, protests, and distress for the country. The Vietnam War was taking place on the other side of the world, but was severely affecting Americans back in the States. It lead to the Anti-War Movement, which still affects America on foreign relations today.
To what extent do Hollywood films reflect social and cultural behavior of America? Outline: History of Hollywood film industry: 1917—1960: the development of Hollywood film industry and characterized most styles to this day: biography, fiction, action, horror, animated, comedy, etc. After the World War One, the America experienced a cultural boom which resulting different forms of culture appears. In order to make films appeal to the audience, various cultural elements were introduced into the production of films.
Many historians view the 1950s as an era of prosperity, conformity, and consensus, and view the 1960s as turbulences, protest, and disillusionment. I agree with many historians and their point of view to this era. Socially speaking, although the Civil Rights movement had started roughly around 1954, the 1960s was the period where the Civil Rights movement skyrocket. The 1950s were viewed as a prosperous and conformist for the reason of the development of the suburbs.