The 1960s brought along important and beneficial changes to America, especially changes regarding gender roles and race relations. Even after World War II and the increasing tensions between the United States and Russia and Vietnam, America’s culture was changing faster than before. During the 1960s, gender roles changed for the better and race relations improved significantly. The role of women in the 1960s changed after centuries of little to no freedom. However, women gained freedom during World War II and a sense of equality between the genders grew throughout the late 1900s.
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
Such unrest, change, and free spirit only lasted a decade. The Wall Street Crash and the Great Depression of 1930 ensured that the hedonism and excess of flappers were abruptly and instantly snuffed out (Flappers and the Roaring 20s). It was also a time of new inventions. The most significant was the automobile. The automobile in particular revolutionized the way that American youth socialized, bestowing youth both “mobility and privacy” (How the Youth Culture of the 1920s Reinvigorated America).
After the conclusion of WW1 the USA was in a war economy, and because of this industry boomed, causing a massive surplus of goods. This caused the prices of goods to go down, and with the creation of credit plans many families could afford extravagant luxuries, previously denied. This coupled with 18th amendment and prohibition, both of which backfired causing booze to be cheaper and easier to find thanks to moonshiners and speakeasies, made the decade wild overall. The average American could afford to party, and party they did. The rise in more risque dances, parties, and people (flappers) is what caused the US to over indulge, which directly lead to the great depression.
In Australia Radios were estimated to have 97% of Australians using and listening to them at home and in cars where they were newly installed into. Radios were also popular throughout the world because of the new portably accessible radios. Because of the popularity in radios and music more people tended to listen to the newest music world wide which happened to be Rock N Roll. In the 1950’s Australia was witnessing the Stolen Generation and the rapid grow in population due to the Baby Boom and migrants coming into Australia. The migrants influenced new cultures, foods, music and religions to Australians.
https://docs.google.com/document/d/1twtYoqJjB2v5b_wC87fSq87fpEdfmHaFGY3VBqJwPLQ/ediThe early 1900s are known as a time in history where there was a massive change in cultural views which had led to rash and progressive changes in women’s rights along with the creation of mass produced apparel and cosmetics. This period however pale in comparison to those radical changes of today's society and it is clear that twenty-first century concepts of women's rights , marriage legislation and various other topics which had once been considered taboo are much more accepted and widely discussed. Throughout the start of the 1900s, the United States had just come out of World War 1, where there had been conscription along with the ratification of the 18th Amendment. This had been one of the first
Though only a decade apart the 1920’s and the 1930’s were extremely different. The 1920’ was called the roaring twenties due to the exuberant lifestyles during the decade. The 1930’s was called the Great Depression because unemployment was high and there was a severe drought that damaged the agriculture industry. The 1920’s and the 1930’s were also similar in little ways such as entertainment. During the 1920’s, brought many changes to American culture.
“My fear now is of cliché, of complacency, of not being able to feel authenticity in myself and those around me” - John Hawkes The 1960’s were a time of multiple revolutions in this country. The culture explosion that came about in the 60’s was nothing short of utter enjoyment. This culture explosion gave headway into other revolutions such as feminism, the sexual revolution and even the coined term black power. The music that came out of this era allowed this country to develop in a somewhat unconventional but mostly the American way. Music in this era played an even more significant role in politics than it has ever had in histories past.
1950s a prominent decade in the US history is sandwiched between two decades of war-World War II in the 1940s and the Vietnam War in the 1960s. Though often hailed as “a decade of fun and frolic” (Lindop and Decapua 5) the period witnessed traumatic changes in all fields. Some historians viewed it as “the era’s pressure to conform and called it a bland decade. But it was neither a carefree nor a bland era but a decade of stark contrasts”(Lindop and Decapua 129). Works of the writers of 1950s reflected and critiqued society’s concern over communism in the American government and entertainment industries.
The Romantic period was a time of great development and change. Photos.com/Photos.com/Getty Images The Romantic period was a time of great change in the world. Between 1815 and 1910, composers found themselves responding to an increasingly complex world as a result of the Industrial Revolution. There were conveniences that came at the expense of great sacrifices. Comfort among the well-to-do was reaching an all-time high while working conditions were becoming increasingly brutal.