The Social Events of the 1950's, 60's, 70's, 80's, and 90's

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The Social Events of the 1950's, 60's, 70's, 80's, and 90s


Over the past 50 years, there have been many changes within the social movement in the United States. Some of these changes have been for the better and some not so great. These changes were made with the hopes and dreams of making life better for all cultures, species, families, and environment. Now the question is, how did these change come about, and what were these changes about? Social Life of the 1950's

In the early 1950's was a new beginning for the United States. With the end of the Great Depression and World War II, people felt that they could start living, and have things they thought they would never have, like a home, cars, a wife or husband, and children. With the new beginning, families started moving from large city life to the suburbs, for the reason that life in the suburbs was considerable less hectic and peaceful than what city life was like. Due to the Great Depression, many men and women put off getting married or starting families for the reason of lack of money or homes, and with the War, many were afraid they might not come home. However, with the new feeling of security and peace couples were able start the family they always wanted and so began the Baby Boom years. People moving to the suburbs triggered a trend of shopping centers within the suburbs, as well as movie theaters, bowling allies, fast food drive-ins, motels, and an interstate highway. Even though millions of people were moving to the suburbs, African-American and Latino families stayed in the cities. The move to the suburb also made jobs scarce within the city as business moved to the suburbs, and this caused the unemployment…...

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