Britain - Teenagers

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  • Teenagers
    • 1950s Teenagers
      • By the 502 the word teenagers became known as the ages between adulthood and childhood.
      • Teenagers began to:
        • Look different to their parents.
        • Spend more time with friends listening to rock and roll.
        • Go to the cinema to watch Hollywood films.
    • Economy
      • Teenage consumers boomed in the 60s as the teenage market boomed with new products and advertising.
        • Cycle of consumerism
          • Saturday jobs and financial power.
      • Radios became portable so teenagers could listen to different music than their parents and do it with friends.
      • Record players became cheaper.
      • Programmes created especially for teenagers: Ready, Steady, Go!
      • Transport became focused around vespas and motorcycles as it was more affordable and fashionable.
    • Culture
      • The music industry developed massively from the 50s where teenagers listened to what their parents listened to.
        • The Beatles and The Rolling Stones.
        • Lyrics were usually rebellious and challenged traditional values (sex and drugs)
        • Concerts became fashionable and shows such as Top of The Pops.
        • Radio Caroline was a pirate radio station that played records from a ship in the North Sea, it played rebellious songs that were banned.
      • Fashion broke apart from the past.
        • New young designers such as Mary Quant.
        • London became a place for youth fashion.
    • Behaviour
      • Pop stars criticised traditional values. John Lennon: "The Beatles are more popular than Jesus."
      • A sexual revolution. 1961 Contraceptive Pill.
      • Mods and Rockers Clash.
        • 1964 - Brighton and Hasting.
        • Led to subcultures, hippies, skinheads and punk rockers.
      • Student protests such as the Vietnam War protest outside the American Embassy,
      • Teddy Boys were involved in the Notting Hill riots.
    • Education
      • Changes to the Education System:
        • Sex education lessons.
        • More people attending university.
        • Tripartite System: grammar school, secondary technical school and secondary modern schools.
        • More opportunity for girls in education.
        • Secondary school was free until the age of 16.
          • By 1964 comprehensive schools were created to ensure students weren't hurt by the tripartite system.


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