Essay on Generations

1024 Words Dec 24th, 2014 5 Pages
Generations: Baby Boomers Gen X & Gen Y

Baby Boomer Information

THE UNITED STATES CENSUS BUREAU CONSIDERS A BABY BOOMER AS A PERSON BORN BETWEEN 1946-1964 (WIKIPEDIA, DEFINITION, 2009)

Description of Baby Boomers
 “Shockwave”  “By the sheer force of its

 “Pig in the Python”
 “Baby boomers had a

placid childhood in the 1950’s which helped inspire them to start their revolution”

numbers, the boomers were a demographic bulge which remodeled society as it passed through it”

Special Characteristics of Baby Boomers

 Boomers are associated with privilege because

many grew up in a time of affluence

Baby Boomer
 Baby boomer is a general term mainly used to

describe those babies born during Post World
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Memorable Events Assassination of JFK Characteristics Experimental Important People Tony Blair (Former UK Prime Minister) Bill Clinton George W. Bush

Walk on the Moon Drug Experimentation Intoxicating Recreational Substances Civil Rights and Women's Movement

Individualism Free Spirited

Focus on Social Causes Sexual Freedom

Jimi Hendrix

The Beetles

Baby Boomers 1956-1964
 What was considered most important?

Memorable Events Watergate Nixon Cold War Lowered Drinking Age Gasoline Shortage

Characteristics Less Optimistic Distrust of Government General Cynicism

Important People Barack Obama Douglas Coupland Deborah Harry Annie Lennox

Aging and Baby Boomers
 Baby boomers for the most part do not discuss or

plan for their death  Avoid long-term planning

Impact of History
 In 1967 Time magazine named the “Boomer” as the

“Man of the Year”  The generation following the baby boomers called Generation X had much to live up to and many feel they have been in the shadows of the boomers, many times they are called whiners, slackers and the doom generation

Gen X

Generation X 1965 – 1981

Gen X & The Economy
Gen X was born during an economic downturn Gen X experienced layoffs of their own as a result. Little trust in corporations







Gen X
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Fall of the Berlin wall Vietnam War had ended, Witnessed:  Birth of the home computer  Videogames – PONG Masters  Internet

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