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HIS 4930 Midterm ReviewEssay #1I. People look back on the 1950s as innocent family times.A) Consumer*from generation of sacrifice to consumer world with homes and cars•Migration to the Sun-Belt. we now have A/C•Credit*Televisions, homes, cars, garages*TV Dinners: The Apartment C.C Baxter eats frozen meals.B) American Exceptionalism*democracy and capitalism has made America the world leader of ideas and hope.•25% rise in Real Incomes –Highest standard of living in the world* presidents were usually war heroesC) Family Roles*Television : promotion of sex roles *Man: Great Provider. Be the Head of a Big Corp, CEO. Head of Govt. Fit IN. 1)The Apartment: C.C. Baxter is worried about moving up in job more than anything else. 2)Raymond Shaw became the head of his company*Woman: Great Consumer.Obligated to be sexy.Succeed by NOT rocking the boat.*Fall in love at first sight : West Side Story with Maria and Tony and talk about marriage very soon*Marry high school sweetheart that you meet at the dance* Women stay at home and do womanly things: 1)West Side Story Jets not allowing the female in the gang 2) bernardo not letting maria out 3)Maria is not allowed to have a low cut dress because of her brother bernardo 4)Manchurian Candidate: Raymond Shaws mother, Eleanor worked behind the scenes while her husband Senator John was the face*If not married women work certain jobs. 1) Psycho: Marion Crane worked as a secretary 2)West Side Story: PR girls were seamstresses 3) The Apartment: Fran Kubelick worked in the elevator. She could not spell.II. ChangeA) Emergence of a Youth Culture•Rock and Roll - Elvis Presley •Movies – Rebel Without a Cause •Hugh Hefner - SEX: 1)West Side story alludes to raping and sex.B) Poverty*22.4% of population in Poverty: 1)West Side Story all the boys are poor*39.5 Million Americans*Rural and Urban PovertyC)The 1960S–Racism: 1)West side story shows the struggle between races–Military Interventions–Consumerism & Conformity–Gender Roles: 1)The Apartment Fran is upset at being the other woman. Not what she should be doing–PoliticsEssay# 3A) Origin*Jim Crow Laws/ Segregation*Great Migrations North to get away from Southern oppression*Lynching men even in Uniform*Fought for country, then not tolerated when they get back*Barley any jobs: The Apartment: only show white people hired in the company*Accused of rape*Plessy V Ferguson: Separate but equalB)Litigation*NCAAP:National Association for the Advancement of Colored People. Focused on gaining equality and rights. Founded by W.E.B. DuBois*Brown V. Board of Education in 1954: school integration *Boynton V Virginia: interstate travelC)White’s Response*Whites Citizens Council 1954:american supremacist organization known for opposition to racial integration, its issues involved the protection of the european american heritage.*Southern Manifesto 1956: all senators and mostly all representatives signed manifesto -supreme court is abusing its power and has no hand in how the south organizes its school*Governors wouldn’t listen to the decision in Brown V Board*West Side Stories show white supremacy from the Jets and the police officer SchrankD)Modern Day Civil Rights Movement *Mobilizing (top-down) Organizing (bottom-up) *Montgomery Bus Boycotts with Rosa Parks *Woolworth’s Lunch Counter Sit Ins *Freedom Rides *Voter registration drives *Albany Movement *Birmingham CampaignEssay #41)Foreign Cinema: Movies went abroad to save money. Strong British influences. *Dr. Strangelove *James Bond2) Cold War: Hyped up on the emotions and scares of the audience. *The Manchurian Candidate *Fail Safe3)Literary Based Films: film industry really started looking into literary works for ideas.4)War Films: Remember the good old days of when we were war heroes *Fail Safe in a sense5) Light Hearted Fare: 6) Clean Teen: Coming of Age movies. Beach parties. Young love. Dances.7) Westerns: Living off past glories8)Musical: not a good time for musicals, but three real famous ones. escape from reality *West Side Story: won 10 academy awards *Sound of Music *My Fair Lady9) Walt Disney: magical cartoon for kids and family10) Horror: intense music. escape from reality. *Psycho *Rosemary’s Baby11) Daring Films: film censorship decrease *Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA) *The Apartment *To Kill a Mockingbird12) Changing Times: social change issue. race, sex, gender rollsEssay#5I. JFK*Young and attractive*Energetic and stylish couple. *Average everyday family*catholic liberal*WWII HeroII. Economics: *Wellfare *Social Security *Minimum Wage Increase *Unemployment *Economic Stimulus to jump start economyIII. Civil Rights: *Equal Employment Opportunity Committee *Interstate Commerce Commission *Federal Jobs for African AmericansIV. Women *Equality in education *Equality at the workplace *Equality under the

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