Many social movements would have not done if The Beatles had not played songs against the war. They became in the most important influence in the sixties, both in music and in society. The Beatles phenomenon was called The Beatlemania and this lasted little more than three years, more than the time that fashions usually last. In this time, they marked the trends of the fashion and were an example to follow for their image. If the Beatles had not existed, fashions and on the sixties would not have been the same.
“The Hunger Games” is a superlative, visceral experience that deserves every bit of its hype. It is a stellar accomplishment that works on every level, but none more profoundly than as a book adaptation. In the months leading up to its release, I did not believe it was possible for a blockbuster, PG-13 Hollywood film to capture the searing intensity of the source material. “The Hunger Games” is a post-apocalyptic story set in a shattered United States. Twelve Districts, forced to operate under the thumb of an oppressive central government, are compelled to annually send one male and one female teenager as “tribute” to the Capitol.
Childhood is an age of bliss where innocence holds oneself tightly. Tragically, American history disagrees. As industrialization started to become one of the biggest leading powers in American economy and society during the early 20th century, businesses began to hire whomever they could, including children. In July 22, 1905 in Philadelphia, Florence Kelley took an appalled but determined tone when she spoke out against child labor in an effort to give women voting rights to right this wrong. By using sound rhetorical language, diction, and rhetorical appeals such as pathos and logos, Kelley was able to create a vivid speech that reflects on the inhumane ways child labor inflicts harm on the innocence that describes childhood, as well as convince the audience that women’s suffrage is the solution to this immoral problem.
When the economy started to recover, they had to go abroad to fight for their country because of the war. After the war, they got back to daily life, and contributed to make the country’s most powerful peacetime economy. They also recorded highest marriage rate and birth rate, and became parents of the Baby Boomers. This generation has accomplished a lot throughout their lifetime, but never showed it off. No generation before and after them could do the same, that’s why Brokaw named them the “Greatest Generation.”
This also shows that it’s not just groups of BAD people that try to stop teen activists. Another example of groups trying to stop teen activists is Malala. In the video, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gjGL6YY6oM, we learned about the heroic actions of Malala even when people tried to stop her. A bad group called the Taliban attempted using violence to make her stop protesting against the bad things they were doing, like taking away girls’ education.
Despite the relative ease of a modern American’s life when compared literally any other point in history, there is a striking increase in anxiety over the past decade. In 1986, 14% of college freshmen reported anxious symptoms, but this past year it jumped to 41% (Denizet-Lewis). John Green, the author of Turtles All the Way Down, shares in this struggle and personally relates to the many young adults who suffer from this condition. This novel, despite many differences, holds a near autobiographical nature of its author as he inscribes his symptoms and difficulties into the main character, Aza Holmes. Green’s rich depiction of the main protagonist and her internal conflict combines with a modern narrative structure to convey a universal theme that speak to today’s generation.
This can be seen when Daphnis and Chloe originally begin attempts to have sex, they are too innocent to understand how to do it. This provides opportunity for an older, more experienced woman to teach Daphnis. An interesting scene in itself, this furthers Daphnis’ sexual maturity while again promoting male-female relationships. In other texts women’s sexuality is supposed to be suppressed and almost feared by men. Women who express their sexuality are often seen as sinful or given into evil.
Kids that are growing up and that are still in that stage where they are still trying to understand everything and are very influenced by everyone, are going to think its ok. Because they get off the hook so easily or they just deny it and everybody believes it. Overall everyone should take a stand against sexism and racism.
And immigration positions America to lead in the 21st century. And these young men and women are testaments to that. No other nation in the world welcomes so many new arrivals. No other nation constantly renews itself, refreshes itself with the hopes, and the drive, and the optimism, and the dynamism of each new generation of immigrants. You are all one of the reasons that America is exceptional.
Although World War II may have happened years ago, it’s effect has had a lasting impact on the United States of America. Once the war ended a breeze of change traveled around the world resulting in many differences changing America. Ultimately the changes that blew over America after World War 2 included baby boomers, civil rights movement, and women in the workforce. Exactly nine months after World war 2 ended “the cry of the baby was heard across the land” as historian Landon Jones described.
Throughout history it was obvious that the key to a good presidential campaign was a good slogan. Each election year something new and unseen came up about the candidates that made them increasingly entertaining, and occasionally impactful. From mud slinging to parades, from taunting to ignoring, each political candidate had an interesting year that is left down in history for all to wonder about what they were thinking. Tippecanoe and Tyler Too (William Henry Harrison 1840) This crazy slogan is actually incredibly influential.
Following the Cold War, the United States economy was one of the few that had not been crippled and during the 1950s, America was on top of the world with a fast growing economy, strong military power, new cars, new suburban houses, new televisions, etc. The G.I. Bill was a factor in the booming economy because it provided many benefits for men who were in combat. In addition to 50 dollars a week for 52 weeks, men returning from combat were also provided with loans for education, buying homes, and starting businesses from the government. The story of Rebel Without a Cause follows Jim Stark, the new kid in town, as he tries to make friends and adjust to his new life. He finds himself in a little trouble when the towns tough guys decide to challenge
American counterculture was a reaction against United States government which oppressed domestic minorities and committed atrocities abroad. The emergence of a counterculture coincided with the dissatisfaction of many Americans with the actions of their government. Angry with capitalism, racism, and war, young people especially defied the American power structure, instead pushing for greater personal freedom, which included drug use, sexual freedom, freedom of speech, and peace. American counterculture was on display in Woodstock, the 1970 documentary film released a year after the festival. The film shows young adults flocking to a music concert in Bethel, New York, where they hear music performed by artists and groups including Richie Havens,
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.