Sports were as popular as ever in the 1950s. Baseball and boxing were huge, while football and golf were growing. The 50s produced its share of remarkable athletes, stellar teams and history making sports events that grabbed everyone’s attention. The 1950s were also a time of comfortable prosperity and the economy was back on track. Although sports in the 1950s were not a new thing, there are a few key players as to why they became as popular as they are today.
As the president of United States of America it can be a little hard to make certain decisions. What the people want and what is for the best for them is very different. Yet this President is for. Ronald Reagan and Bill Clinton were presidents of the United States, who may have done good or bad throughout their time serving in office. Both presidents will be compared to determine who brought the best for United States.
The 1970’s was an extremely influential era on American political issues, policies and leaders. The successes and failures of the political endeavors that the United States was involved in has made direct influence in our modern day society. Our country was faced with three different political leaders during the seventies and the way they shaped their policies and how they handled foreign policy shaped the way for America to embrace the future. The seventies were a time of change in America, after the war, Americans were experiencing an economic boom. The beginning of the 1970’s saw an administration ran by President Richard Nixon, in 1968 Nixon was voted into office and began changing the policies set by President Johnson just years earlier.
Although some people may argue that the 1960s were better and safer, today’s society is a lot less judgemental and accepting. The 1960s was definitely not a time I would consider to be better than today’s society. Women in the 1960s had very little to no rights. They were highly discriminated against. In the article written by Tasia Falcon, it states, “In the early 1960s, women were discriminated against in the workplace until the Civil Rights movement barred it.
During the 1960’s, media played a significant part of society and how you live your daily lives. For example, Walsh states “television had gone from a novelty to the dominant medium of the age” (1). The previous quote states how the technology of television advanced into a dominant medium than the novelty it used to be. In Night of the Living Dead, when Helen Cooper finds out there is a radio and television upstairs, she is shocked and argues with Harry Cooper insisting that they go upstairs. In addition, after watching the news, which ordered everyone to get to the nearest rescue station, Ben planned a way to get to the rescue system.
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 the Gilded age or the start of the industrial era, women and children were forced to leave their homes and try and get jobs in factories that were fit for them. This era created many new job opportunities than before. The number of women who now had actual jobs had increased drastically. Even though all these jobs had opened up women were only seen fit to do small tasks such as desk jobs that require little knowledge and skill to be able to do. Women forced into the work force tended to be poorer struggling individuals whose children were bound to labor as well.
The 1920s to late 1930s were a very controversial. A lot changed and flipped back and forth. The 1920s were full of cultural change. We were very conservative and people wanted change. After the stock market crash the government want to help bring Americans out of the gutter with the bad economy.
In all the history of America, many presidents are known as important, influential figures in the shaping of the United States of America, but few have come close to matching the reputations of Ronald Reagan and Franklin Delano Roosevelt. Although about forty years apart, the vast majority of people consider them to be not only expert leaders with great achievements but also agents of political change. They earned this title because they both “shared an ability to replace exhausted old leadership with a genuinely new vision.”(1) Though they had very different political views, they were both very similar in the way that they changed the politics of America. The earlier president, Franklin Delano Roosevelt, was a renowned democrat with a tragic
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.