If I were to boil down these many ideas into three categories it would be the hippies, the music, and the drugs – the fun stuff. The hippies pretty much embodied all the radical and revolutionary ideas of the 1960’s they believed in communal living and experimenting with psychedelic drugs. Furthermore they were really into the vibrant music scene during the time. Along with all these new radical ideas they had a different way of dressing also, one would say that they were quite fashionable. However, with all
Much of the entertainment that came out of the decade were crossing boundaries and entering a whole new wave of ideas and the music brought it all together. The fashion that is considered popular at any given time always relies on the fads and interests of the public. With artists such as Annie Lennox, the lead singer of the pop duo, The Eurythmics, both men and women were inspired to abandon the gender norms for how they dressed and this reflected largely on the runways where men and women were hard to tell apart. With pop and punk music being popular it was easy for the idols to spread their ideas and become influential to the
By the end of the Second World War, the United States (U.S.) experienced profound prosperity. The affluence of the nation was partly due to mass-production which stimulated an increase in conformity in the American society. Clothing, houses, and families looked identical with matching styles and ways of life. Disapproving of the the new consumerism and conformity, a group of divergent thinkers rose: the Beat Generation. Allen Ginsberg, Jack Kerouac, William Burroughs, and others rejected American values by romanticizing their poverty, practicing Buddhism, and abusing drugs.
The invention of the television and AM radio attracted teens to listen and watch more music and television shows. The outcome of these new inventions was that there were more school dances, new clothing trends had been created, and new dance fads were also invented. There was a big sexual change within teen culture which included experimenting more with other teens “and teens [becoming] more addicted to pleasures of the body” (Altschuler 67). Parents were ultimately clueless when it came to this type of behavior and they had no idea the teens’ sexual behaviors had changed so abruptly. With the change in normal teen behavior, came a change in the way teens saw music.
Along with this privilege, a new sense of freedom, rights of feminism and self-expression flourished. The youth of America embraced their new sense of liberty and looked forward to creating their own culture which embraced society’s new values. As for changes in fashion, the huge influence of Parisian designers like Chanel and Lanvin revolutionised fashion and style. According to Marie Claire magazine women’s style loosened up as the corsets came off, the skirts got shorter and trousers for women were in for the first time. While comfort ruled, the efforts were still fabulous as showgirls like Josephine Baker, Clara Bow and Greta Garbo became the Cara Delevigne, Gigi Hadid and Kendall Jenner’s of the decade.
The decade of the 1920s is nicknamed the “Roaring Twenties” for various reasons. With the addition and fads of alcohol, fashion, movies, and more, the 1920s was bursting with excitement; with the new technology and “party” lifestyle, society became more outgoing and extroverted. Even though racism and the absence of women’s rights still existed at this time, the newfound way of life persuaded them to reach for their goals, even though they were both minority groups at this time. The Roaring Twenties are notorious for their colossal alcohol trend and their advanced technology and fashion. Drinking became so enormous that prohibition, a nationwide ban of production, importation and sale of alcohol, had to be created; however, this ban did not stop the citizens.
Laws and Social Effects of Drug Trafficking. Since the 19th century, drug trafficking as been a problem in the United States. The drugs being smuggled into the United States started with marijuana to opium to cocaine. These substances have been smuggled and sold into the United States illegally. With this distribution of narcotics , it often ended in devastating consequences.
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The government was much more focused on Russia and dealing with the communists. By not keeping an eye on the epidemic they were unprepared for the spark in the drug and failed to acknowledge the epidemic until late into the cocaine epidemic. Cocaine was also one of the most accessible illegal narcotics in the country. Cocaine was being brought into the United States at such a rapid rate