When people look at the 1980’s, the question often times asked is, “what was even going on”. Known for its characteristically bright neons, crazy hair dos, and high school coming of age films, this decade definitely made a mark on history. Oftentimes stereotyped with these aspects, the reality of the decade was revolt against the social, financial, and political turmoil of the 1960’s and 70’s. Predating this decade, the United States of America had seen many conflicts in all aspects of life and culture. Beginning in the 1960’s, a new age of counterculture was on the rise.
Countless people evaluate their life and wish they had the chance to grow up in a different era or decade. An era like The Great Gatsby, everything so grand and luxurious, or a decade like the 50s, when teenagers hung out at the local diner and drove in vintage (vocab word) cars. Nevertheless, nobody gets to choose when they are born. Growing up in any decade, all children experience similar occurrences such as puberty, relationships, and finding themselves; however, growing up in the 80s is vastly different than growing up in today’s world but they both face distinct challenges.
1984 has a great deal to say about today's society, because today isn't like it was back then ,with in time everything changes like: people, technology, the amount of freedom back then to now, even our gender roles changed woman had less rights back then but today they have more rights than man which it changes a lot of our society. 1984 is so different than the live that we are living in today. for example State control, back then it is controlled by the government which is big brother, big brother is a strong huge government even today states and governments still continue to exert increasing vigilance and control on the public, governemt can always control the people. they want to control the people and everything that's why people hate
However, many more changes occured throughout this decade that makes it so much more distinguished from other. Some of those changes include the right for women to vote, the introduction of the flappers, and mass entertainment, production, and culture. It is all of these new ideas and technologies that took arose throughout the 1920’s that changed the way the United States communicates with each other, moves from place to place, and becomes
1980s Music The 1980s was a decade where many things changed drastically. The music industry in the 1980s experienced major changes, mostly due to the political and economic changes, and new trends and inventions. In the 1980s, America changed both economically, and politically.
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.
The 1980s, the era of free living, independence, wild and rampant drug use, flower children, love and peace… oh, that’s the 1960s. The 1980s? The era of Reagan conservatism that challenged many of the habits and beliefs developed in the sixties; forget the hippies in fields of flowers, and shift the mindset to corporate goons on Wall Street. Shift the burning of bras in streets, to the return of classic American values.
America has gone through a lot as a country. Without its past, it wouldn’t be what it is today. The main point of learning our history is to be knowledgeable of what has constructed our present, such as America’s wars, segregation, slavery, and everything that has molded the United States of America into the country that it is today. Our founding fathers took great care in giving us a Constitution, to make sure we all have equal rights and responsibilities. History has molded our present and determined our future as a country.
Americans enjoyed many fundamental changes and embraced a new conservatism in social, political and economic life during the 1980s. The fashion, sports, and technological industries all expanded with the rise of the economy where new products, styles, and leagues were introduced.
In the novel 1984, outward conformity is crucial to the survival of the citizens of Oceania. One character in particular who practices this extremely well is the main character, Winston Smith. He not only conforms outwardly, but also questions his society inwardly, due to the overhanging fear that Miniluv will find and torture him. Winston constantly questions Big Brother and all of the laws that the citizens of Oceania are required to obey while also inwardly questioning his forbidden romance with Julia. Without this rising tension throughout the novel, 1984 would lose its suspenseful tone and would easily lose the focus of readers.
Throughout the history of western civilization there have been a vast number of changes that have occurred and wars that have formed civilization today. There have been economic changes, relating to the development of the economy and the financial state of society. There have been political changes, dealing with shifts in government and power. There have been social changes, affecting the organization of society and the interpersonal and international relations. All of these events have influenced society and molded it into what it is today.
The 80 's was a pivotal and controversial decade in American history. It can be characterized by prominent political, religious, military, economic and social aspects. While turbulence was common, it is also noted for being one of the most influential and important periods for America and the rest of the world as well.
How is the nation changing and how does that affect the nation's pride? After the war of 1812 Jackson was elected president. After the war of 1812 The American people had a lot of nationalism. When Jackson was elected for president it was called the age of Jackson. Some believed that that the states should be stronger and others were for the government. After Andrew Jackson became president it seemed that America lost their nationalism.
Imagine a world where communication is difficult, there is not a lot of entertainment, and places are hard to get to. This actually was the world in the 1900s-1910s. Technology has come a long way since the early 1900s. Our world has become more advanced and fast paced due to the advances of technology. Over the last 100 years, technology is by far the biggest change in our culture.
Technology began to rise when the World Wide Internet was introduced on August 6, 1991. Throughout the years people have been on the bend to make technology bigger and better. With the advancement of cell phones, fax machines, computers and televisions the way things were 20 years ago are so much different. Technology has made us see the world at a different angle.