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Brainstorm descriptions of American life in the 1950s. Obj : Reveal the dichotomy of American life in the 1950s. 1950s – Sock hops and malt shops. Letter from a mother to Modern Teen Magazine:

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brainstorm descriptions of american life in the 1950s

Brainstorm descriptions of American life in the 1950s.

Obj: Reveal the dichotomy of American life in the 1950s.

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Letter from a mother to Modern Teen Magazine:

“Don’t you realize what you are doing? You are encouraging teenagers to write to each other, which keeps them from doing their school work and other chores. You are encouraging them to kiss and have physical contact before they’re engaged, which is morally wrong as you know it. You are encouraging them to have faith in the depraved individuals who make rock and roll records when it’s common knowledge that ninety percent of these rock and roll singers are people with no morals or sense of values.”

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While the US appeared to be dominated by consensus and conformity in the 1950s, some Americans reacted against the status quo.

Analyze the critiques of American society made by TWO of the following:

Youth

Civil Rights Activists

Intellectuals