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This is Rich Kleinfeldt. Today, we tell the story about some social and cultural issues of the s and s. An economics professor from the United States was teaching in Britain in the early s. One of his students asked this question: Still, many observers would agree that great numbers of Americans in the s were concerned with money.
These people wanted the good life that they believed money could buy. In some ways, the s were the opposite of the s.
The s were years of protest and reform. Young Americans demonstrated against the Vietnam War. African Americans demonstrated for civil rights. Women demonstrated for equal treatment. For many, society's hero was the person who helped others.
For many in the s, society's hero was the person who helped himself. Success seemed to be measured only by how much money a person made. The period of change came during the s.
For a while, these years remained tied to the social experiments and struggles of the s. Then they showed signs of what American would be like in the s. There were a number of reasons for the change.
One reason was that the United States ended its military involvement in Vietnam. Another was that the civil rights movement and women's movements reached many of their goals. A third reason was the economy. During the s, the United States suffered an economic recession.
Interest rates and inflation were high.After the war, the United States was one of the richest and most powerful nations in the world. which made many abortions legal. The many changes led to a reaction by Jerry Falwell and other conservatives who called themselves the "Religious Right" and the "Moral Majority".
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For example, the end of the Cold War accelerated by changes (perestroika, glasnost) in the Soviet Union, changed the nature, scope, and intensity of violent conflict in many developing states, spawned new ones as well; and ushered in a period of democratization urged .
Following World War II, the population of the United States increased dramatically with a post-war baby boom. Higher education also experienced a boom as the Congress passed the GI Bill in that provided subsidies for returning veterans to attend colleges and universities.
in the United States. society shifted greatly from the preRevolutionary War era to the early twentieth centur y. In the significant social and political changes .
A) As post war tensions dissolved the wartime alliance between Western democracies and the Soviet Union, the United States developed a foreign policy based on collective security, international aid, and economic institutions that bolstered non-Communist nations.