Culture Trends in the 1920s The 1920s opened an economic recession followed by an influx of immigrants and cultural and racial tensions in the USA, which created an atmosphere of intolerance. The fear that people had toward the Germans and Communists spread even to the immigrants, which triggered a general increment in racism and nativism. A lot of Americans saw immigrants as a threat to stability, and they faced a lot of prejudice to protect the old stock Americans. Also, to restrict immigration the Ku Klux Klan reemerged.
I believe that there are plenty of both similarities and differences between the teenagers of the 1950’s and the 21 century. During the 50’s middle class youths were given opportunities that the generations before them hadn’t had. During this time money seemed to go further, and so both adults and kids had more spending money than ever before. People not only had more economic freedom, but they also had more free time to spend on frivolous interests. This included their music.
The Zoot Suit Riots presents it viewers with a deeper perception of teenage rebellion, immigration, the history of Mexicans in America and so much more. The railroads arrived in Los Angeles in 1880’s, launching an era of expansion and growth. By 1910, the majority of immigrants come from Canada, Germany, and England. According to PBS, “The Mexican immigrant population is around 800” (PBS.org). During Mexico’s revolution, the refugee count was over 21,000 by 1920.
A myriad of changes have taken place in the United States during the 20th century. Countless innovations have been mirrored throughout the radical movements that have emerged through the dichotomy of United States politics. While many of these oppositions have seen their rise-and-fall, some have left a lasting impression. Without some of these influential, but failing movements, the American political system would not be experiencing the current state of defiance. One significant movement that began to pave the way for the more recent ideological bases of today was that of the Labor/Communist Movement.
The 60’s was a platform for the people of the United States to speak up for what they believed in and to create cultural revolutions. Two of the most impactful revolutions during this era include the anti-war Vietnam and Civil Rights movements. Consequently, both movements had multiple interactions because of their overwhelming influence. Both of these movements overlapped in numerous ways as well. Including the struggle against media distortion, suppression dissent, and being a multi-issue movement all at the same time.
During the 1920s, Word War I had just ended and people were ready to celebrate. Although 1920 had its good times and perks, some bad things were going on, like cultural clashes. The first major cultural clash was the Great Migration. The Great Migration is known as the relocation of more than 6 million African Americans from the rural south to the urban north cities. The second major cultural clash was the national origins act.
The 60s were a time of great development for the civil rights movement. Even though segregation was outlawed in 1964. There was still tension between whites and blacks. This social issue was so important that artists incorporated themes of peace and equality into their music. This included The Temptations’ "
All of the first ten amendments provided by the Bill of Rights resulted from a young United States' fear of the power of government. The rights to assemble and petition are two of the basic principles of the Bill of Rights, and allows citizens to challenge government authority without fear of retaliation or punishment. There is a difference, however, between peaceful and violent protesting. When comparing the civil rights protests of the late 20th century with the recent protests over suspected police brutality, the difference is clear. As the Bill of Rights blatantly states that it is peaceful protests that are allowed, the impacts of the two are different.
The 1960s was a major hit for music. They had some of the greatest bands that are still considered popular today. In which the term “Pop culture” comes in. In the 1960s the music was more of a rock and roll music. The 1960 's were a time of upheaval in society, fashion, attitudes and especially music.
The most critical issue facing the nation in the early 1960s was the intensification of the civil rights movement. Counterculture and other radical political movements challenged the liberal consensus during the 1960s. This era was on its peak as liberalism faced major challenges from both the left and the right. As young activists became impatient with the pace they saw of the social process and were increasingly distressed by the escalation of the Vietnam War. By 1969 liberalism was in retreat, and Richard M. Nixon, a political conservative, had in his power the White House.