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  • African American Counterculture 1960s

    In 1960, the United States was on the edge of a major social change, there were many changes for some groups of people that had been inhibited or subordinate such as Afro-Americans, Native Americans and women. These groups were mostly helped and supported by young people who were aware about politics and laws in the U.S. These helpers were often affiliated with "counter-cultural" lifestyles and radical politics, many descendants of the Second World War generation emerged as promoters of a new United States characterized by a cultural and ethnic. Civil rights movement, counterculture and music were some of the remarkable changes U.S. encountered during the 60’s; but on the other hand there were things that never changed at all. African-Americans…

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  • 1960s Fashion Design

    The fashion styles and design associated with the 1960s were a reflection of a growing number of teenagers and the youth of that time becoming wealthier. How true is this? This case study is concerned with looking at whether or not it is fair to agree with statement that the fashion and design associated with the 1960s was a reflection of the youth of the time becoming wealthier. This cases study is concentrating on the teenagers living in the United States during this time. The central concept…

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  • Synoptic Planning Case Study

    using mathematical models with heavy reliance on numbers and quantitative analysis. According to Hudson, synoptic planning has roughly four classical elements: (1) specification of goals and targets; (2) identification of policy alternatives; (3) evaluation of means against ends; and (4) implementation of policy. Edward Banfield is believed to be one of the many students of the planning process who developed these steps. Synoptic planning has been a dominant planning tradition but this tradition…

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  • Rhetorical Analysis Of President Richard Nixon's First Inaugural Speech

    While reading President Richard Nixon’s first inaugural speech, I could visualize all men working together towards a common goal of peace. Nixon voiced his desire for the American people just as the presidents did before him, we want peace and equality for all mankind; black and whites working together, to create a habitat of freedom throughout the world, peace at home and equality for all men black and white alike, working together dominating none. At the age of nine years old we moved from…

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  • The Magic Trip Analysis

    The documentary film, The Magic Trip portrays the 1960’s , it shows a “black and white picket fence world just stuck in the 50’s” It also shows the road trip that ultimately launched the hippie era. The hippie subculture, which began as a youth movement in the United States during the early 1960s and then developed around the world exploded in the 1960s. It allowed for an artistic outlet for those who didn’t comply with the norms of society. “Hippies” with their crazy colored clothing and…

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  • Childhood In John Updike's A & P

    The 1960s was a defining era in which America strived for social change: blacks gained acknowledgment through the civil rights movement, women experienced a new sense of feminism, and young individuals rebelled in search of self-identity and freedom (Wells, "John Updike 's `A&P ': A Return To Araby"). America’s highly acclaimed literary author, John Updike published his short story, A&P, to show his point of view of this time period—particularly focused on the younger generation. Through the…

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  • The Archetype Of The Gibson Girls

    would be known for elongated legs, tucking in the waist, and enlarging the breast creating something that was far from reach and unattainable. A famous women known in this era of beauty was the beautiful Marylyn Monroe. She represented the definition of the perfect pin-up girl. From her curled hair to her hourglass figure. She was also the start of something in the country. She was Americas first true sex symbol. She was the women that girls wanted to be, and men wanted to have. The pin-up…

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  • The Importance Of Being A Hippie

    Feeling as though I only scratched the surface of what the Hippie micro culture has to offer, I discovered that there is a much deeper history the led to the actions involved in the Hippie Movement. Hippies of the 1960s and 1970s had a very untraditional lifestyle, but they had an immense amount of passion with every part of their life. Whether is was music or silence, loving or hating, hippies always pursued their actions to the fullest fury, and felt everything in life to the extreme. Fran…

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  • Linda Skolnick Revolutions Of The 60s And 70s Summary

    As a child, I was taught that we take history classes so that we don't repeat it. In Skolnick's article, she covers revolutions of the 60s and 70s. She starts off by talking about a big scandal of the 1960s it involves that "limiting" a women's rights. Back then the government tried to put a limit on a woman's rights, in today's society the government still tries to limit them. For instance, the recent rape case with the Stanford student, he got to go free while the girl has to live with his…

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  • Life In The Fifties And Sixties Analysis

    want to see not exactly what is true. Proving that life within the television during the decade was dissimilar to those watching it. Stephanie Coontz and Steven Mintz share a lot of the same ideas about race in their respected books agreeing that the minorities were drastically overlooked in not just television but every aspect of the mainstream culture of the time. Coontz explains:- More Mexican immigrants entered the United States in the two decades after the Second World War than in the…

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