The Nuclear Family Of The 1950s And Sixties

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The American Dream and American Society have sensed changed from the Leave it to Beaver, nuclear family of the 1950s and sixties. From the suburban household with a husband at work, wife at home and their children, playing in the front yard. Brought upon many changes in the past couple of years to the staple of the nuclear family. Yet the traditional family still survives today, only to integrate and become a category among the varied families that now shape the new American society. This melting pot of families has emerged out of decades of movements and events, though the twenty-first century brought a surge of change to what is now viewed as the many faces of the modern American family.
The 1950s was an age of prosperity and comfort, with an underlying tone of conformity. Along with the American economy booming so did the American family in size and affluence. Postwar prosperity led to the redefining the American Dream. No longer was America fighting Nazis overseas nor were
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When gays and lesbians began to demand equality the same as heterosexuals. The Stonewall Inn riot ignited the movement and led to many gay and lesbian get into politics, advocate for the legalization marriage. Since the gay movement of the seventies was nothing to the actual legalization of gay marriage in thirty-five states in the last couple of years. Thus, through the evolution of the gay, lesbian movement help shape a new category of the American family. The past decade a baby boom began in the gay, lesbian and a research from the Williams Institute at the University of California, showed that the number of gay couples with children has double the past decade. (Angier) Driving the rise in same-sex parenthood is the resonant success of the marriage equality movement. This movement was another step in the expansion of the American

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