In this essay, we will be telling you the differences and similarities between the 1960s and the 2000s. The year 1969 was 49 years ago but that does not mean that it was forgotten, some of the things in the 1960s are still here today in 2018. Some of the activities we will be comparing is economy, president 's, education, jobs, celebrities, dances, entertainment, and music. All of this has changed overtime but are still relevant to this modern day. The 60s has had a lot of changes since the 2000s, some of the things we learned about the 60s is that for teeagers they had a lot more opportunities to work over the summer.
B. Phony of The 1950s’ America After World War II America entered a new period that was marked by several significant events like the Cold War, Korean War, Civil Rights Movement. The decade following World War II was characterized by affluence in much of American society and it causes high levels of consumption and a boom in population. 1950’s America was the period of conservatism, conformism and wild consumerism.
The 1950’s was a moment in American history when rock and roll was about to turn everything upside down in American culture. Every week hundreds of singles were being released by record companies. Grease is a musical based on the transformation from the 1950’s to the 1960’s not caring about repression and tradition and living for freedom and adventure. Grease was inspired by the success of Hair and shows like it, that revealed great cultural truths about America
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.
Both the Early Industrial Period, during 1760-1851, and World War I, in 1914 to 1918, were major events in the world, which altered social, economic, and political systems through innovations or war. The dominance of intellectuals and innovations in the Early industrial Period created more social power towards women by allowing the access of education and additional occupations outside of home, although they were still subordinate to men. In WWI, women replaced men and their jobs because of the violent and brutal combat against Germany and several other regions. The population declined in WWI, which resulted in 37 million deaths as Britain 's population doubled, which is a major difference in both time frames. Moreover, in Russia, the reign of Catherine the Great between 1762 to 1792 demonstrated the importance of women and her political significance of expanding the Russian Empire, improving administration, and developing the policy of Westernization.
The 1970s era, portrayed as a “pivot of change “in the world history, was a great move in our development as humans. It assisted wars and international conflicts, natural and non-natural disasters, economic recession in industrialized countries, new achievements in science and huge changes in cultures due to the movements of equality. Moreover, it was the start to the computer domination era. From political aspects, it was an era of havoc in many countries. This decade experienced some of the worst wars in the history including, the Vietnam war, Soviet war in Afghanistan, the Angolan civil war, the Ethiopian civil war, and finally the Arabic – israeli conflict that is continuous till now.
In it we are introduced to life in the 50’s, the Cold War, a great society, the rise of a rebellious generation, a war with lasting consequences, the space age and drug age, and the reversing of political ideals with the Nixon administration. Strain takes the reader through all these movements and moments with ease and shows that The Sixties were more than just a decade where the baby boomers grew up, but that they were an age of change that would influence the nation for decades to
In “ Commodify Your Dissent” article, Thomas Frank shows his point which is based on the American cultural ideas in the 1950s. It has a lot of difference between two lifestyles such as fashion, education, and technology. So that, I agree with Thomas Frank’s contention that marketing no longer promotes conformity but, rather, promotes “never-ending self-fulfillment” and “constantly updated individualism” (paragraph 6) because humans’ trends ,interest, and culture is always changes by the time. When the humans ‘ lives develop increasingly, humans ' needs gradually improve. Comparing to 1950s, the technology in modern life is developed significantly, so advertisers also have to change to match consumer trends to get their attention.
But, around the mid 1970s gentrification started to become common in the United States. There are many different factors that contribute to the existence of the phenomena. And it was also said that there numerous economic, social and political consequences that it bring to every country. Of course, it looks impossible to eradicate every negative impacts it bring, so most of the people refer gentrification as a double-edged sword, as it gives and offers both positive and negative impacts and effects to the different aspects of the society. But the questions are how does gentrification became prevalent to the urbanized countries?
The movie I decided to choose was Forrest Gump. This movie has a lot of history of the United States that starts from around the 1950s and then into the present. The movie shows many trends in various social movements that were going on in the United States. The main character in the movie, Forrest goes through many individual and social issues through out the movie. Many of the issues are universal, but the movie shows the American nature of the social and individual issues that I believe help Non-American people learn some American culture through a great movie.
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.
Living in the 1920s was a struggled with attitudes of racism and discrimination towards immigrants whom people blamed for many social and economic problems. Both in modern times and in the 1920’s there was a lot of discrimination against immigrants entering the United State. The United State at first had welcomed immigrants into the country to help develop its growing potential; however, this policy changed when the immigrant population dramatically increased. They started to not like it and think that the economic problem and the issues they had been because of immigrants and African Americans are causing these economic problems.
Many people come from vast variety of cultures that consists of different ideas and beliefs. In today’s culture we tend to live in a fast paced, growing environment. Sexism has been very controversial topic for decades and gender roles have been changed drastically throughout the past decades. People in America in the 1930’s were very conservative and had strict rules and ideas that had to be followed. The moment a male or a female did anything out of their gender’s role; it was misunderstood and looked upon as a sin.
The 1920’s were a major step backwards for many reasons, including what I believe, to be the most important issue which was racism. After WWI, many people began to feel frightened about foreigners, “Immigrants were also despised due to the postwar flood of available workers and the dwindling of available positions.” (From Lecture) A strong hatred was directed towards African Americans who began migrating to more urban areas during WWI due to available job positions, especially by the renown organization the Ku Klux Klan who, “…did it’s part to take social justice into their own hands and discriminate against immigrants, African Americans, and numerous other “undesirables”.” The KKK would savagely hunt, perform “surgery below the belt”, and