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
There were three main conflicts in the segregation days, the 1960’s. I will be getting into those topics. The first one is the Brown vs. Board of education, which was putting all races in one school. Another was that so many people started standing up in their beliefs, which was white people and colored people could be together. The last one was the Civil Rights Act that made it so all nationalities could use the same water fountain, restroom, theater, schools, and white and blacks could sit together on buses.
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.
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.
From 1954 to 1968, African Americans went through a very tough time as the civil rights movement took place. Everyone in the South were being segregated by race, and there were marches, and strikes, and there were tons of other things going on at the time. Many people of the U.S. had a part in this movement, especially the thirty-sixth president of the United States. Lyndon B. Johnson made a huge contribution to the civil rights movement. Lyndon Baines Johnson was born on Thursday, August 27, 1908, to Sam Ealy Johnson Jr., dad, and Rebekah Baines Johnson, mom (Lyndon B. Johnson History.com).
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.
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.
Throughout history many nonviolent social movements have taken place. These movements have helped to fix injustices and provide a better environment for many people. One of these highly important social movements being the Civil Rights Movement. The Civil Rights Movement consisted of a series of events that led to important advancements for people of color. These events took place during the 1950’s-1960’s and some of the campaigns that took place to further the movement were the Montgomery Bus Boycott, Lunch Counter Sit-ins, Freedom Rides, and Freedom Summer.
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.
The African American Civil Rights movement existed at large between the early fifties and the late sixties in a society that was constantly on the verge of social destruction. The black rights movement existed politically, socially, and economically everywhere in the United States. As time progressed the movement developed and saw many changes along with schisms separating activists and how they approached getting their rights. In the early fifties there was a large non-violent integration based movement spearheaded by figures such as Martin Luther King Jr. and Rosa Parks. However, as the time progressed, the movement started seeing a more aggressive leadership with figures such as Malcolm X, but eventually it turned into an extremist movement
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 Civil Rights Movement was the movement that changed history for the African Americans. They had been struggling for many decades to be able to vote and now they can. They have faced the struggles of being ostracized from society, being sold, born, and forced into slavery. They were not liked well when they were apart of anything dealing with politics. The Civil Rights Movement was a successful movement in terms of helping the African Americans. The Civil Rights Movement helped the African Americans gain their ability to vote, there wasn’t anymore discrimination, and they had equal rights.
The tactics used civil rights movement of both the 1950’s and 1960’s were different helped them succeed in different ways. During the late 1950s the tactics that were used were political, while in the early in 1960s they used social and political tactics to get their goals achieved, but in the late 1960s the tactics that were used were primarily economic and social,
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.