America in the 1960s Research Article from The Way People Live

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At the beginning of the 1960s, American culture dominated the free world. It was the dawn of the space age with more advanced American rockets soaring off into the sky every year and the first man landing on the moon in 1969. America was also the most powerful country in the world, with the U.S. military keeping the world free from communist domination. Fast cars, fast food, instant suburbs, and the American way of life were sold to the rest of the world on television, in magazines, and in the movies.

The baby boomers were growing up fast, their tastes and styles dominating, as only teenagers can, the daily lives of their parents. As the richest and best-educated generation in history, they were destined to inherit the American prosperity and culture their parents had worked so hard to build. It was a culture that honored the values of...

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