MC 112 (1) - Short Response Essay #1 The single most vital...

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Short Response Essay #1 The single most vital influence of the fifties that helped shape the sixties movement were parents of the “baby boomer” generation, specifically, in white middle class suburbia. The youth of the thirties—who went on to parent the children of the fifties— experienced a unique upbringing. In order to understand the fifties, we must understand the events in previous decades and envision how earlier experiences had affects on the fifties culture. The parents of what would be called the “baby boomers” had seen tremendous struggles such as the Great Depression and World War II. After WWII many veterans came home and felt the need to raise a family. These new parents had one goal for their children; protect them from the tough times that they had experienced. The desire for prosperity was the hallmark of the era, leading to a mass middle class migration into the suburbs. In attempts to create the “good life” and security for their children the
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This note was uploaded on 03/31/2008 for the course MC 112, 111, taught by Professor Lscott,petrie,walling during the Fall '08 term at Michigan State University.

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MC 112 (1) - Short Response Essay #1 The single most vital...

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