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Contemporary Era 1946-Present
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Superpowers Arise USA and USSR emerge as Nuclear Powered Superpowers Cold War- Capitalist West v. Communist East US policy meant to stop the spread of communism in the world
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Civil Rights Era Brown vs. Board of Education Topeka ends segregation in schools Civil Rights leaders protest for an end to second class citizenship for blacks Ralph Ellison publishes Invisible Man
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Vietnam War University Students demand more say in college curriculum/policies Students protest against the war 18 year olds win the right to vote Counter culture (hippies) emerge
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Other groups demand rights Women Chicanos American Indians
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Post Modernism Critical view of Governmental Power Questioned everything and asks “what do we really know?” and “Can we truly find renewal by examining the unconscious?” Less confidence that one can achieve “originality” More focus placed on the impersonal or commercial nature of the world
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American manufacturing falters, jobs move over seas OPEC first raises price of oil Rust belt emerges in what was the
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This note was uploaded on 05/16/2011 for the course LA 114 taught by Professor Cullen during the Fall '09 term at Grand Valley State.

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