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American Culture in the 50s and 60s

American Culture in the 50s and 60s

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This is a sample PowerPoint from Flow of History (www.flowofhistory.com). It talks about the development of post-war culture.
This is a sample PowerPoint from Flow of History (www.flowofhistory.com). It talks about the development of post-war culture.

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Published by: David Hilton on Aug 24, 2009
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FC.145A POSTWAR CONFORMITY & THE SEEDS OF DISSENT IN THE 1950S
World War II (FC.135)Roots of social, cultural &political dissent in 1960s(FC.148)
New factors to encourage conformity, esp.spending to maintain the consumer econ:
Unprecedented prosperity, tech.growth, leisure & opportunities for education & researchGo from milit.conformity tocorporateconformity
 
Men feeltrapped inmeaningless jobsModernadvertisingMass media,esp. TVHousewivesfeel isolated& trapped intheir livesSupermarkets
New waysto shop &consume(FC.145B)Kinsey reportson sexualbehavior of humansMore openattitudes tosex (e.g.,
Playboy 
)Women lessfearful of gettingpregnantMillions of newfam’s
Needhomes
 Suburb. sprawl
 
Growinganger vs.conformity
 
Looser sexualstandardsBirth controlpill (1960) torelieve womenin povertyCredit cards
 Easy buying
 Growing debtproblem in USPressure togive babyboomers lotsof new stuff Start of CivilRts movement(FC.146B)Beats & Rockand Roll(FC.145C)
A
 
Crabgrass Frontiers
"We are not builders. We are manufacturers."
--
Bill Levitt 
 
Reproduction poster or advertisementaddressing needs of returning WWII vets
As early as 1944, people foresaw thecoming housing shortage when the warended.

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