What were the main social development in the USA from 1946 to 200?

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What were the 8 main key developments in the cinema since 1950?
1. Drive in Cinema 2. Multiplex 3. Anti-hero 4. VCRs 5. Highpaid movie stars 6. Technologival developments 7. Blockbuster movies 8. Method Actors
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Why did Drive-in cinemas become popular?
The increase of car owenership
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Where and when did the first Multiplex open?
1963 - Wad Parkway Center, Kansas City
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Anti-heroes were admired by who in the 1950s?
Teenagers
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When were Method Actors popular? Give Examples
1980s e.g Tom Cruise, Harrison Ford
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What was the first blokbuster film?
Jaws 1975
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How many Americans owned a car in 1945?
25 million
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How many Americans owned cars in 1960?
60 million
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1960 what were the statistics on cars?
61 million cars in America = 1 car for every 3 people
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1970 what were the statistics on cars?
89 million cars in America = 1 car for every 2 people
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In 1955, what percentage of people travelled to Disneyland in California by car?
40%
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What was the TV ownership in 1946?
7000
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What was the Tv ownership in 1960?
50 million
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What percentage of US households in 1970 owned a TV?
96%
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During the 1950-60's, what genre of TV became popular?
Western Tv
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In 1980s what genre of TV took centre stage? Give Examples
Soap Operas - Beverly Hill 90210, Dynasty, Dallas
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What form of new entertainment emerged in the 80's-90s? Give Example
Chat Shows - Oprah Winfrey and Jerry Springer
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In what ear did Bill gates set up Microsoft?
1975
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What did Steve Jobs launch into the market during the 80s?
Mackintosh Computer
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In the 1950s what did teenagers have that was different to before?
time and money
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What was the common thought amongst teenagers during the 1950s?
Many wanted to rebel, especially against their parents beliefs
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Who were the beatniks?
Anti-conformist youths on the 1950s
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Which writer influenced the teenagers in the 1950s?
J D Salinger The Catcher Rye
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In 1956, which famous musician exploded into the scene?
Elvis Presley
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Why did many parents dislike Elvis Presley?
Because of his energtic dancing and upfront sexuality
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What emerged amongst teenagers in the 1960s?
The Hippy Movement
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What were the key main features of hippies?
Ethnic style clothes, grew long hair, took drugs, followed mythical religions and engaged in 'free love'
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What did Hippies oppose of in the 1960s?
The Vietnam War
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What was the Hippie Slogan?
Make love not peace
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What city became the Hippy capital in the USA?
San Fransico
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What was the high point of the Hippy movement?
Woodstock rock concert in August 1969, which was attended by 500,000 hippies.
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What type of music emerged in 1970?
Disco music
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What type of music sprouted from the problems of the inner-city?
Rap music
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What were the 5 key features of the student protest movement?
1. Influence of the Swinging Sixities 2. SDS 3. Anti-war protest 4. Campaign of Civil rights 5. Influence of protest singers
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What does SDS stand for?
Students for a Democratic Society
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What were the SDS aim objectives?
Greater say in how courses and universities should run
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What was the 'draft system'?
Young Americans were called up to fight in the Vietnam War which was protested against
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In 1969, how many took part in the march outside Washington DC against war?
700,000
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Name influential protest singers in the 1960s
Jimi Hendrix, Bob Dylan... sang about sex,drugs and opposition to the war in Vietnam
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How many women joined labour intensive jobs during WWII?
6 million
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How many women joined the armed forces in WWII?
300,00
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Did women employment in laborious jobs increase or decrease after WWII?
Decrease because many returned back to do their 'traditional' jobs
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How were women reminded to adopt their traditional roles?
through the media
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In 1960 what percentage of the workforce did women make up?
50%
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A report published in showed that women earned [BLANK[ per sent of the wages of men who did the same job
50-60
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Who published 'The Feminine Mystique'?
Betty Friedan
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In 1966, Friedan and other women set up a organisation called...
National Organisation for Women
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In the early 1970 how many members did NOW have?
40,000
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Who were the more radical feminist group?
Women's Liberation Movement
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How did Women's Liberation gain attention in the media?
Burning their bras in public and picketing the Miss America beaty contest
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What laws helped to secure more equality for Women?
1. the Civil Rights Act (1964) 2. 1973 abortion was legalised, giving women more freedom of chouce
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Who became the first woman to be appointed to the US Supreme Court in 1981?
Sandra O'Connor
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How many woman were in employment by 1995?
70%
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