Comparing And Contrasting The 1930's And The 1960's

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Two eras in time were the 1930's and 1960's. Both of these two periods in time are interesting in their own ways. Also people usually think the 1960's were all about fun which wasn't always true. In addition people think that a main event in the 30's was the Great Depression which in fact is true but there's more to the 30's than most people think. There are many seminaries and differences in these two are fashion, inventions/technology, and music. Three similarities between them are the people involved during the time, entertainment, and conflicts.During the 1930's and 1960's there were similarities between the two. The first comparison is the people. In these time periods these people were important. In 1932 President Roosevelt was elected and re-elected in 1936. In 1937 the German Hindenburg air ship burned to the ground in less than 2 minutes killing 33 people. Amelia Earhart was a famous American women pilot disappeared on a flight around the world in July of 1938 people believed she crashed into the Pacific Ocean. 1961 JFK moved into the white house. Where he gives his famous speech. John Glenn became the first man to orbit the earth 3 times in five hour flight in 1962. A will known speech "I have a Dream" was delivered be MLKJ on August 28, 1963. More than 200,000 people attended it. In addition President Kennedy was assassinated in Dallas, Texas on Nov. 22. No one knows for sure who killed him. Walt Disney the creator of Mickey Mouse and other characters of Disney died of cancer on Dec. 15, 1966. Also in 1967 the first heart transplant was performed be Dr. Christiaan Barhard. Lastly in 1968 MLK was assassinated in Memphis, Tennessee a long with Robert Kennedy.There were many choices of entertainment in the 1930's and 1960's. During the 1930's there were movies, and radio. Children watched Snow White or some super hero. In addition children found entertainment listening to the radio with "Little Orphan Annie" she was a brave detective child trying to solve mysteries with her dog Sandy. Also available for fans were pins, books, watches, and other top secret detective things. Going along with children having entertainment adults also did. Most common were movies and singing/dance. A couple popular movies were Gone with the Wind, and The Wizard of Oz was one of the first color motion picture was released in 1939. Finally Shirley Temple was a young curly blonde hair child that sang and tapped dance in 1934 she received an Academy Award in 1934. Entertainment in the 60's revolved mostly around sports. Roger Marks hit 61 homeruns and Mark McGwire finally broke his record in 1998. Wilma Rudolph, an African American women won three gold medals in running. As a child she was ill with Pneumonia and scarlet fever she almost died. In conclusion entertain from these times effect us still today except it progressed.1930's and 1960's had some important events that occured. People should be aware of these events a few of them have to do with today and...

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