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Are you sure you want to delete this answer? Yes Sorry, something has gone wrong. The s was a decade of deep cultural conflict. The pre-Civil War decades had fundamental conflicts in American society that involved geographic regions.
During the Gilded Age, conflicts centered on ethnicity and social class. Conversely, the conflicts of the s were primarily cultural, pitting a more cosmopolitan, modernist, urban culture against a more provincial, traditionalist, rural culture The decade witnessed a titanic struggle between an old and a new America.
Immigration, race, alcohol, evolution, gender politics, and sexual morality--all became major cultural battlefields during the s.
Wets battled drys, religious modernists battled religious fundamentalists, and urban ethnics battled the Ku Klux Klan. The s was a decade of profound social changes. The most obvious signs of change were the rise of a consumer-oriented economy and of mass entertainment, which helped to bring about a "revolution in morals and manners.
Many Americans regarded these changes as liberation from the country's Victorian past. But for others, morals seemed to be decaying, and the United States seemed to be changing in undesirable ways.
Integrate all these factors together and it forms the decade of the sixties in terms of society. During the sixties the black civil rights movement picked up its pace from the fifties, which was the root to the critical movement of the sixties.
Two events in the fifties helped the movement of the sixties. In the U. Supreme Court ruled that segregated schools were unconstitutional in the case, Brown v. Martin Luther King Jr.
Leaders such as King and Malcolm X became prominent in the sixties.
Two types of organizations were present—violent and nonviolent. These organizations put up strikes, marches, rallies, riots, and violent confrontations, many involving the police He was the president of the SCLC.
He and his followers organized numerous marches, rallies, and strikes to call attention to the systematic discrimination against minorities.
On August 28,the March on Washington attractedparticipants. King made his most famous speech on that day. The Civil Rights Act of ended segregation in public facilities and racial discrimination in employment and education. King was finally assassinated on April 4,while organizing a garbage workers strike in Memphis.
Malcolm X, formerly Malcolm Little, was an influential leader in the sixties as well. He joined the Nation of Islam whose leader, Elijah Muhammad, preached that the black race was superior to the white, that the white race was inherently evil, and that total separation was the only way to achieve racial equality.
Malcolm X initially supported the violent protests, but soon after took on the nonviolent aspects of the civil rights movement. Indisturbed by Elijah Muhammad's accumulation of wealth, Malcolm X left the Nation of Islam and started his own organization, the Organization of Afro-American Unity, which vowed to promote greater harmony among all nationalities and races.
On February 22, three men, former associates, shot him to death as he gave a speech in the Harlem Ballroom. The music of the sixties consisted of two movements—folk and rock-and-roll.
Music always coincided with political moods.A Culture of Change. Art Deco architectural style in the United States was epitomized by the Chrysler Building in New York City. The Southern Renaissance literary movement of the s and s broke from the romantic view of the Confederacy.
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Home; A Comparison of Living in United States between 's and 's PAGES 2. WORDS 1, View Full Essay. More essays like this: Not sure what I'd do without @Kibin - Alfredo Alvarez, student @ Miami University. Exactly what I needed. 5 Paul L. Haworth, The United States in Our Own Times, (New York, ), called his last chapter "A Golden Age in History," and left both title and contents nearly unchanged in his editions of , , and Often the ’s have been seen as the hay day of the economical boom in the United States and the Golden Age of television.
More people are buying consumer electronics, by the end of and there are more than 8,, TVs in the United States. The United States Turns Inward: the s and s. After its participation in the conflagration then known as the Great War, the American nation was ready to turn inward and concentrate on domestic affairs (a "return to normalcy," as presidential candidate Warren Harding called it).