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. They could work at a gas station, they could do lawn mowing, babysitting, they could work at a movie theater, and they could work as a lifeguard. Jobs weren’t the only things people did in the 60s music and dancing was very popular as well. For dancing, people went to places such as dance halls. Dances both in the 60s and the 2000s are fast paced. Those are like clubs for the 60s. Not only was dancing and music popular so were some athletes. For example, Babe Ruth was known for not only for baseball, but was elected Baseball Hall of Fame, and Jesse Owens was famous for winning five Olympic gold medals in a row in the 1936 games. Not only athletes were different so were the Presidents, like Dwight D. Eisenhower was the 34th President, and Lyndon B. Johnson was the 36th President. Celebrities like Rock Hudson the “heartthrob” of the Hollywood golden age, and
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1950’s America was a time a prosperity and conformity. The 1960s and 1970s saw a huge step backwards from the 1950s. The social and societal changes showed that there was a lot wrong with the American society and that there needed to be a change. The African American migration toward the cities in the 1950s, led to an urban crisis.
As mentioned in the previous paragraph, sports and the culture that surrounds them almost certainly reflect each other. This is especially apparent in the 1970s when there were many changes in the ideals and mindsets of people all around the world, and we can observe in retrospect how these changes affected sports in that same decade. One example of an ideological shift in the mind of americans is the push for gender equality on and off the field. IN 1972, congress implemented a section known as Title IX as part of a large Education amendments act. This act forced schools nationwide to provide equal opportunities for women in athletic programs.
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Despite the grim decade, music ruled the young and old. In 1938 a traffic of young teens stood in line in front of Paramount Theater to see the ultimate song, “Sing, Sing, Sing” from Benny Goodman (Hard Times, the 30s 136). From dance, icons to entertainment, and famous literary works influenced the nation to keep on fighting strong even in those grim times. During the battles of the Great Depression dancing still remained
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Final Project Outline The topic of my final project as related to Arts as related to African American Culture influences In the United States, is the influence sports have had. I have chosen Jack Johnson and Paul Robeson, both of whom had major impact on African American Culture and the larger American Culture and society. Coming from different cultural and family lineage, both of these great athletes were affected by the American Culture and society, but both changed the world of sports and the society with their skills and expertise. Robeson used sports as one of the avenues to propel himself to additional means of cultural expression such as debating, acting, and singing.
By 1920, the Jazz age was well underway as a direct challenge to the prohibition of alcohol. Famous Jazz players of the 1920s where: Duke Ellington, Louis Armstrong, Earl Hines, Fats Waller, Ella Fitzgerald, and Joe Venuti. This was one of the first times in American history that the majority of non-African Americans accepted parts of African American culture. It was the moment that many African Americans were able to enter into the mainstream. Though African Americans lived under constant fear of death and pain in the Gilded Age, all was not pain and sorrow.
What We Really Miss About The 1950s In her essay, “What We Really Miss About the 1950s”, Stephany Coontz talks about the myth of the 1950s. She begins her argument by stating some reasons why the nostalgia for the 1950s exists. The main thing Americans miss about the those days is the stability. She acknowledges that this fallacy is not insane.
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The 1970s are known for it’s bold fashions and vibrant art forms, but also is a decade of cultural movement and changes in government. A time filled with flower power and peace, but also violence and emotion. The ‘60s really flowed over into this decade and branched out more extensively than past decades due to the huge steps made by the people. Music was a huge asset to the time that not only influenced audiences but entertained them. Some popular artists of this time that were huge fashion icons include Janis Joplin, The Eagles and Stevie Nicks.
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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. When most people think of the 80s, they think of vibrant fashion, upbeat music, and the popular video game Pacman.
Saturday Night Fever, The Bee Gees, disco balls, and all night long dancing might be a couple thing you think of when you think of disco fever. Disco is remembered by all-night parties and it the dancing fever brought with it, but disco was a short lives craze in the 70’s. So how did disco die? Rock fans had a crucial part in the destruction of disco. With the death of disco, punk takes to lead in the world of music.