Daniel Giraldo Period 1, US History

The Booming Revolution As veterans returned from Europe and the Pacific after the end of WWII, there was a significant amount of increase in children born in the US. Beginning in 1946, the baby boom, saw the number of children born in the US go up to 3.7 million in comparison to 1945’s 2.8 million.1 This generation was raised in 1950's conventional culture, which was short cut hair and a conservative business suit. It was expected for children to dress, act, and remain within invisible boundaries but in the 1950's teens began creating their own fashion, music, and style.2 They went against everything mainstream and from this attitude the hippie revolution took place, rocking America like nothing before it. This youth movement challenged typical 1950's social and political systems through political resent such as the Yippies and the Beat Generation. The Beat Generation started off with close groups of friends and later turned into a revolution. Most of the writers were struggling to get published at first but later reached breakthroughs at readings and other showcases of their works.3 An example of such groups is Allen Ginsberg, Kerouac, Neal Cassady, Burroughs, Herbert Huncke, Lucien Carr, and Kenneth Rexroth. They all lived in Manhattan at the time or the beat revolution. They were a mix of friends, lovers, and other relationships.4 They wrote about what they believed and the hippie counter-culture ideals were present in such works. Anything having to do with the government or anything popular was viewed negatively by the hippies. They thought the government was an evil establishment, oppressing the people and sending innocent
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