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.
INTRODUCTION The 1960s was a decade of sweeping change throughout the fashion world generating ideas and images that still appear modern today. It was the starting of the era of Space Age technological innovation, motivated by space journey in 1961; developers began providing style a beneficial and innovative look. New components such as plastic materials and synthetics were designed and due to high-rise in the price of leather developers began to research with these new components. 1960s style was bi-polar in just about every way.
The 1960s was a decade of change and conventional norms begin to dissolve and make way for the birth of modern mindset. In the 1950s, most of the fashion style was elegant, mature, and conventional. The style was mostly for mature elite people. In the 1960s, many people began to dress differently. Young people of the 60s no longer wanted to follow their parent’s style of dressing.
The sixties, were they good or bad for America? In my opinion, I believe the sixties was good for America. For example, television shows were expanding their genres instead of just showing white picket fences around the same looking house in every show, like Ozzie and Harriet or Father Knows Best, television companies were showing how different people lived their lives. Also, women were not wearing pearl necklaces and dresses down to their knees anymore, instead they were wearing more scandalous outfits, like Ginger from Gilligan’s Island, to show that times were moving on and people were too.
I agree that the content of television has change tremendously. Reading your comparison makes me realize just how much television as a whole has progressed over the years. In the 1950 's, I doubt showing a gay couple, or talking about sex would have been acceptable in the 1950 's. As we saw in I Love Lucy, the word "pregnant" was not even allowed to be said on screen, so it shows how much more conservative television shows were back then . Additionally, as you mentioned Leave it to Beaver had a simple plot, while Modern Family focused on different storylines. That shows how much more complex the scriots hace become over the years.
Throughout human history there has always been some sort of technological advancement—whether it be the wheel, nuclear weaponry, the computer, or virtual reality—they have all affected the lives of those living during the time of the invention. During the 70s, Gen X grew up without a vast consumption of technology, but vinyl and television were always available yet hidden in the shadows. In the late 70s and early 80s, the majority of Gen X was in young adulthood; the desktop computer becoming more mainstream and accessible aligned perfectly with Gen X starting college or beginning their careers. The electronic age was off to a great start. Generation X’s relationship with computers did not stop there, they have adapted to the ongoing obsession
Living as a colored person in the 1950s was much different from how it is today. First starters, even thinking, right now, about using a different bathroom, or have to live in a separate neighborhood from people that are a different race than me, would be a crazy thought. This happens to be how the Youngers lived at this time in life. The Youngers, who lived in Chicago spend most of their live in a cooped up house with five other people. Being that there were only 3 other rooms, not counting the kitchen and living room area, and also having to live with another family, did not make their living situation somewhat comfortable.
The demonstration of television was in New York City at the world’s fair in 1939. Soon after with WWII Americas attention was elsewhere. It wasn’t until the post war of WWII in the 1950’s that the television industry was reborn and introduced to Americas main stream. American’s at that time that owned a television in the early 1950’s was 10 percent2. By the late1950’s there were 90 percent of Americans owning a television that’s an 80 percent increase2.
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.
Older people tell stories all the time about their childhoods and what it was like back then, but do people really listen? I find myself asking this questions when I think of my own grandparents. It makes me wonder if I really know them or not. My Grandma Shirley is a 77 year old outgoing woman who makes everyone laugh. Born in the 1940’s definitely allowed her to experience many aspects of life that I wasn't able to experience myself.
When a new year starts people set goals for that year; Some decide to get new habits others decide to get rid of old ones, some people decide to accomplish old goals and other only to get better. From 1946 to 1959 America pass for several changes. People were fearless and more modern, and start to accept things such as birth-control, fast foods, and had the culture emerge. In a mix of good and bad choices America saw itself gaining a new face and becoming a different country.
How would an individual feel if their school was integrated? Or had conditions so bad to the point where they can’t focus on their education? Well I’ve been given multiple sources to analyze Detroit Public Schools and schools in the 1950’s to tell you how they dealt with these issues and many others; So, I’ll be comparing and contrasting the two. Both subjects had multiple comparisons and contrasts, but some more than others.
The 1960s marked a time of political and cultural turmoil in America. This rise in change allowed people to make an impact through political activism, artistic and spiritual expression. Artists still manage to shift the cultural landscape with their political agendas in songs. The Civil Rights movement emphasized human rights issues, which demanded the need for other reforms. There are numerous projects, organizations, and activist groups today that address fundamental change in society.