Women began to use contraception and birth control. Furthermore, music brought a groovy change in the lives of not just the American but a global reformation. The sixties opened the door for freedom when the Civil Rights Movement began. These modifications arose in the fifties and were settled in the sixties. In 1920 America, women got the right to vote.
With a mother who chooses to spend much of her time outside the confines of a family home for whatever reason you can expect to see many changes. Another reason mothers have become less dependent on their husbands is because the divorce rate has more than doubled in the last 60 years. It is still agreed that a happy marriage is something to strive for and it is all around better for the family, though the divorce rate is almost at its peek. The woman’s job in the 50’s was to make the family happy and to steer it away from divorce at all possible, and since the woman’s role has changed so has the rate of divorce. Adultery, abuse, and unhappiness are not any less common now than it was 60 years ago, but it is now less tolerated.
This brought about basic changes in lifestyle of Americans. More people could afford new housing, and many people moved to houses in suburbs, which were bigger and had more open spaces. Movement to suburbs was also partly due to better school facilities for children. * At the end of the decade, the median American family had 30% more purchasing power than at the beginning. Inflation, which had wreaked havoc on the economy immediately after World War II, was minimal, in part because of Eisenhower's persistent efforts to balance the federal budget.
Our nation was flourishing, and wealth converged on the working class more than it ever had. Sixty percent of Americans owned their own home and even more had an automobile. Everyone seemed to be living the American dream which, by today's standards, was a modest dream. But, as Collins makes clear, the American dream wasn't based on gender equality. Even with the economic boom that made staying at home possible, the jobs available to women were limited in both type and potential.
Scientific management and time-motion studies created a greater knowledge of production. With this knowledge, factory workers produced goods at an outstanding speed. By 1930 60% of families owned cars. The mobility of cars created more consumption because goods could be transported without the use "1 of trains. The economic boom gave more people throughout the United States the opportunity to enjoy themselves.
They produced many new jobs with the need for new roads since the American landscape was drastically expanding. Advertisements not only made businesses prosper but gave people actual helpful information, such as the idea of keeping a much better personal hygiene being better for your health. Alternating electrical current increased energy efficiency tenfold compared to direct current since people could actually turn off their electricity. However, the Installment Plan created a country-wide idea that you could now buy what you really can’t afford and that made a lot of debt which eventually made the stock market crash leading to the Great Depression. Although there was a blotch on the great economic image of the twenties, the bigger smudge was on the cultural rifts that
Jeffrey Ho Bendshadler English 50 1 March 2009 False Sense of Prosperity Due to the booming economy of postwar America during the 1950s and early 1960s, most Americans were living the American dream. “By 1960, per capita income was over $1800, $500 more than it had been in 1945.” (Brinkley, 790). The sales of private homes and automobiles increased dramatically; suburbs expansion grew rapidly; the widespread of technological advances lead many Americans to believe that prosperity was widely distributed. However, most people failed to recognize that more than 20 percent of the nation’s population was living below the poverty line. The population that was living in poverty was virtually hopeless; it was practically
Building on the economic base left after the war, American society became more affluent in the postwar years than most Americans could have imagined in their wildest dreams before or during the war. Public policy, like the so-called GI Bill of Rights passed in 1944, provided money for veterans to attend college, to purchase homes, and to buy farms. The overall impact of such public policies was almost incalculable, but it certainly aided returning veterans to better themselves and to begin forming families and having children in unprecedented
Martin Gonzalez Mr. Lyle Advanced Writing – Comparison April 7, 2012 Automatic versus Manual One important thing is that most manual cars tend to be one thousand dollars cheaper than their automatic models. If you need to save money, purchasing a manual car would be a much better choice. Automatic cars cost more because they need more parts in their gear box and in the engine so they can be automatic instead of manual gear shifting. Also, when it comes to serious repairs to a car, manual cars are cheaper because they don’t have those extra parts automatic cars have so it could save you a lot of money that way too. And for those people who like to save gas, manual cars tend to waste five percent to fifteen percent less gas than its ajutomatic model.
This meant that people had one specific job on the production line that they repeated over and over so they became very good at this one job, this meant that the T-ford model could be produced every 10 seconds. Henry For could then sell these cars for much a cheaper price than before because it used to take blacksmiths hours to produce a single car. This mass production also provided many people with jobs. People felt that they could buy cars at this cheaper price and therefore more cars were bought, putting more money into the economy. The car industry also helped the economic boom because more people could move near to cities without actually living in the centre of them and then drive into the cities to work and earn money.