Historical Background for The Outsiders

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					Historical Background for
      The Outsiders


    Late 1950’s-Early 1960’s
          1920 - 1940

WWI (1920’s)                   Depression (1929)
 Economic prosperity           Caused by the Stock
    ◦ Increased business and     Market Crash
      manufacturing             President Franklin D.
                                 Roosevelt
   Trade increased                ◦ Elected 1932
                                  Drought
WWII (1939-1945)
   US only involved from 1941-1945

   Bombing of Pearl Harbor, Hawaii made US
    involved

   Economic Growth
    ◦ Women in the workforce
              Cold War BTW
           U.S. and Soviet Union
   Capitalism: Free market

   Communism: Government controls the
    market

   Conform: to fit in, don’t want to be different
    ◦ Red Scare
    ◦ Lack of Free Speech

   1950 US send troops to South Korea
President Eisenhower (1953-1961)
     Economic Prosperity

     Large Middle Class

     Sent “Advisors” to Vietnam

     Hippies

     1950’s and 1960’s: opposites

				
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