Comparing and contrasting the 1930's and the 1960's

Essay by NickismybabyHigh School, 11th gradeA+, October 2007

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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...