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Massimo StanzioneProf. JoshiAMH 20207/ 27/ 17Rock ‘N’ Roll in America During the 50’sMost people, when they think of what Rock ‘N’ Roll is, they are probably thinking of the quintessential electric guitar player dressed in all black with a long hairstyle that’s screaming on the top of his lungs. However, in the United States during the 1950’s, Rock ‘N’ Roll was actually interpreted from what we all know to be “R&B”. There is obviously much difference between both of those genres in modern-day. During the 1950’s, the youth molded R&B into Rock ‘N’ Roll over the years, because teenagers practically adopted this entire era. In the span of about twelve years, America’s society changed dynamically in terms of thinking, values, and ideology. Post-World War II and Civil War the personal income of Americans rose significantly and this was one of the key factors that caused the “Baby Boom” Era. Since so many young Americans were financially secure, they felt the comfort to start families even at young ages. “In 1946, 2.2 million couples married, setting a record unequaled for 33 years.”1This is exactly what it means whenever its referenced to the Baby Boom teenagers adopting the Rock ‘N’ Roll era in the mid 1950’s. Since there were so many teenagers all at one time, they had a very large influence or impact on society. It was verydifficult for adults to stop them or have any control on their actions, especially because at this point in time, most people had cars. 1
These rebellious teens started an out-of-control sex culture. They were doing it in their own rooms, in their cars, in their cars at the movies, and pretty much any other place

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