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Cultural Development of the United States. Between 1980-1989. U.S. History Mrs. Camp. USH.8 Students will examine the political, economic, social and cultural development of the United States during the period from 1980 to the present. . T echnology. Advances in computers & programs MS-DOS

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Cultural Development of the United States

Between 1980-1989

U.S. History

Mrs. Camp

USH.8 Students will examine the political, economic, social and cultural development of the United States during the period from 1980 to the present.

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Technology

  • Advances in computers & programs
    • MS-DOS
    • Apple Macintosh
    • Windows program
  • Disposable camera
  • Disposable contact lenses
  • Nintendo
  • Digital cellular phones
  • High definition t.v.

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Science

Advances in genetics research

New treatments for the heart, cancer, & other diseases

Hepatitis-B vaccine was invented

AIDS was identified

DNA was first used to convict criminals

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Art

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Literature

Cosmos by Carl Sagan

The Sky’s the Limit by Dr. Wayne Dyer

On Wings of Eagles by Ken Follett

Firestarter by Stephen King

Veil: Secret Wars of the CIA by Bob Woodward

Trump: The Art of the Deal by Donald J. Trump

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Fashion

Leg warmers

Fingerless gloves

Big hair

Heavy makeup

Ribbon barrettes

Popped collars

Jumpsuits

Bright/neon colors

Parachute pants

Hightop sneakers

Individuality

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Television & Movies

  • Popular shows:
    • M*A*S*H
    • The Jeffersons
    • The Cosby Show
    • Cheers
    • 60 Minutes
    • Growing Pains
  • Popular movies:
    • E.T. THE EXTRA-TERRESTRIAL
    • Back to the Future
    • The Breakfast Club
    • Rain Man
    • Out of Africa

*60% of American households had cable t.v.

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Music

  • Rap & hip-hop became very popular
  • MTV
  • Break-dancing
  • Some popular songs:
    • Bon Jovi “Livin’ on a Prayer”
    • Michael Jackson “Billie Jean”
    • Cyndi Lauper “Girls Just Want to Have Fun”
    • Prince “When Dove’s Cry”
    • Bruce Springsteen “Born in the U.S.A.”

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Education

Percentage of Americans graduating high school: 75%

More Americans were going to college

Most popular Major: Business Management

Status, Power,

& Money

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General Info

  • Population:
    • 226,546,000
  • Minimum wage:
    • $3.10
  • Average salary:
    • $15,757
  • Average life expectancy:
    • Male-69.9
    • Female-77.6
  • Mentality:
    • “If you’ve got it-flaunt it.”

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Review

What are 2 technologies of the 80s that you use today?

What was used for the first time in the 80s to convict criminals?

What was your favorite piece of 80s art & why?

Cosmos by Carl Sagan was popular during the 80s: true or false?

What was your favorite 80s fashion trend & why?

What were the main reasons why Americans went to college?

What was the average salary?

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Discussion

Are there any questions, comments, or concerns about the cultural development of the 1980s?

THE END-Thank you!

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