Period 2

Timeline created by Music and Society
In Music
  • 1940s Feminism

    Feminism started way before the 1940s and is still around to this day. It is a movement that fights for women’s equality in all aspects of society. In the 1940s there were various femenist movements and women were becoming more prominent in the workplace and in pop-culture. During the war they had women’s reserve groups for the military like the WACs. And while the men were away fighting the war, women had to fill many jobs that would traditionally be mostly men.
  • "How High The Moon" - Ella Fitgerald, The Paul Smith Quartet

    Just seeing a woman be successful was enough to empower women and make some change.
  • "I Don't Want To Set The World On Fire" - The Ink Spots

    This is an uplifting song but it is very upbeat. It addresses the issue of the war by saying that they only care about the girl’s love and they don’t want to set the world on fire, which has two meanings. First the world actually was on fire because of WWII so i could’ve been a denouncement of war. And also it is about his love for the woman and that he doesn’t want to be popular or do great things if he doesn’t have her love.
  • "Praise The Lord and Pass The Ammunition" - Frank Loesser

    It took a light hearted view of the war and didn’t really address the bad things that were going on during the war. But it was an uplifting song during a hard time that was good for the spirits of soldiers and others.
  • "Trav'lin Light" - Billie Holiday

    In the song she talks about how she doesn’t have aman and it makes her “Free as the breeze” this showed that a woman didn’t need to have a man in her life and could be independant.
  • End of WWII

    It was a war that started in 1939 when Germany invaded Poland. It lasted 6 years and officially ended in 1945 when the allied forces defeated Germany.
  • Civil Rights movement

    A group of Americans spoke out against inequality and injustice toward African Americans. Rosa Parks was an important person with this event. She was arrested for not giving up her seat for a white person while on the bus. Her arrest sparked a 13 month boycott. An important event was on September 3rd of 1957. Nine black students called “little rock nine” had to be accorded to central highschool by the national guard because there was a big mob of people threatening them.
  • Cold war

    The cold war was between the Soviet Union and the United States. It lasted for decades and this brought them on the verge of a nuclear disaster. An important person was Joseph Stalin. He Russain leader, led the soviet army, and died in 1953. Another important person was Ronald Reagan. He was the United States president, believed in communism and freedom everywhere, and he provided financial and military aid to anticommunist governments
  • The Cold War- Song: "Advice to Joe"

    This is a song that Roy ``wrote to Stalin” as somewhat of threat to say that the Americans would win. But this song just shows how much Americans hated the Soviets and how some of them even wanted war.
  • The Cold War- Song: "Red Deck of Cards"

    This song talks about how much Americans hated the things that communist influenced upon people in the Korean war.
  • Nuclear Age Song: "Uranium Fever

  • Vietnam War and Interracial Marriage

    We chose song "Hello Vietnam" for the social issue of the Vietnam War. This song gave representations about what it was like to leave your home and loved ones to go to war. It also showed the values of the war from the older younger generations. We also chose "Can't help falling in love" for the social issue of interracial marriage. We thought this showed how people can't help who they fall in love with. It helps portray the restrictions of the time for people of different races.
  • "If There’s a Hell Below We’re All Going To Go" Curtis Mayfield

    -Mayfield wants equality and feels like if we don’t learn how to get along we’re all gonna go to hell
    -He addresses all races
    - “Educated fools From uneducated schools Pimping people is the rule Polluted water in the pool And Nixon talking about don't worry” Mayfield included that to express that there are so many things that are wrong but the President won’t change it
  • Line 'em Up

    This song is an ani- President Nixon Song. It explains what he did during the watergate scandal. It talks about how people lined up to say goodbye to him. Most people liked this song because they were happy he was leaving.
  • 1970 - Vietnam War

    A long war between North Vietnam and South Vietnam. The United States fought with South Vietnam in hopes to stop the spread of communism
  • Equal Rights Amendment

    This was when everyone got closer to having the right to privacy, independence, abortions, and to go into combat. Women started nonprofit organizations to support each other and riot.
  • "I-Feel-Like-I'm-Fixin'-To-Die Rag"

    This is an anti-Vietnam war song. He sings about how the US is just sending people over to die. According to the musician, there is no point in the war.
  • The water Gate scandal

    This was when several burglars were arrested for being connected to President Richard Nixon's reelection campaign. They were caught wiretapping phones, and stealing documents. Nixon tried to cover up the crimes but he had to end up resigning.
  • Computer world - Kraftwerk

    Did not find anything for the public reaction to the song but I found an article about how Kraftwerk they are still influential
  • Cold War

    A time period where the United States and the USSR (Solviet Union) was watching over each other after WWII United States
    USSR If the United States and the Soviet Union could just agree on one thing at a time they would have been fine but they jump to conclusions. They were both scared that one another would bomb or attack them.
  • Cold War

    Two Suns in the Sunset
    Cold war
    Pink Floyd
    People liked the song because it was about everyone being scared of the nuclear holocaust in England. They liked the song because it was forcing people to become more aware of what was going on around them.
    The issue with the song was it is about violence, about things going wrong in the world. The people who said they had a problem with the song know that it's happening and didn't want it to go public.
  • Cold War - 99 Luft Balloons by Nena

    This song brought more people to the attention of a possible Nuclear War between the two major powers and this brought fear as well and caused people to focus more on having it not happen The song is about the fear of a nuclear war coming into play between two divided nations. This was due to the tension between the United States and the Soviet Union during the Cold War
  • Music Censorship

    This was an issue between the people and the Congress fighting about whether or not music should be censored or not. This was a major deal and issue United States Congress
    Dee Snider
    Tipper Gore
    Music censorship is really only needed for kids, if the media could respect that people write and sing songs for a reason they have a purpose. They may not be the cleanest songs but they mean something to the artist.
  • We're Not Gonna Take It - Twisted Sister

    We’re Not Gonna Take It Music Censorship Twisted Sister
    People believed it was violent and would cause violence
    Music video was believed to also be violent This song was used as an example as to why music should be censored/should have parental advisory stickers on albums during the PMRC hearings in the mid-1980’s
  • The Fall of the Berlin Wall

    In November of 1989 the people of Berlin took down the Berlin wall the separated the East from the West People of Berlin
    The USSR Government
    The government could have listened to what the people asked for and the riot/ mass over load of people would have been their and the wall wouldn’t have fallen.
  • Heroes

    Heroes Berlin Wall David Bowie
    This was a large hit in the city of Berlin. Many people loved it and related to it. The government even used the song as a farewell message in a tweet they sent out during Bowie's passing
    The issue stated with the song is the divided city of Berlin. How the people can be heroes and stand up against the situation and make it through. It also brings the wall into the song talking about how two lovers met at the Berlin wall at night.
  • Improvement of technology

    In the ’90s technology was an uproar and improvements were happening, people were able to post thing on the media so that the world would know faster than it would on news paper
  • Gulf War

    It was a war that was started by Iraqi president Saddam Hussein, when he ordered invasion on Kuwait. Started in August 1990 lasted 42 days and ended in February 28.
  • "Give Peace A Chance" By: Peace Choir

    The song is about the different problems in the world, such as wars, illness and climate change and etc.
  • 9/11

    Summary: At 8:46 a.m., five hijackers crashed American Airlines Flight 11 into the northern façade of the World Trade Center's North Tower (1 WTC). At 9:03 a.m., another five hijackers crashed United Airlines Flight 175 into the southern façade of the South Tower People/places involved:
    New York City
    President Bush
    The United States
    El Qeada
    Osama Bin laidn
    All the people that died in (plane,towers, car crashes, etc)
  • "Derik Nelson "Phone Call"

  • dirty harry

    Gorillaz's entire sophomore effort Demon Days sounds like Nostradamus himself reading word for word what will happen to us. It took a fictional band to create truly the only album which has ever been able to capture the global community in a post-9/11 world. "Dirty Harry" was an ode to the soldiers fighting a poor-planned war, but it's truly the song is about remembering happier times when all we did was dance.
  • obama becoming president

    The 2008 Democratic presidential nominee for President of the United States in the 2008 U.S. presidential election. Senator Barack Obama of Illinois was selected as the nominee, becoming the first African American to secure the presidential nomination of any major political party in the United States.Obama and Senator Hillary Clinton of New York,
  • great recession

    a time in which America went into it's second worst recession in history caused by the collapse of the real estate market. the stock market also crashed
  • Plastic Beach by Gorillaz

    Global Warming
    Positive, many liked the song, with over 7 million views on youtube and only about 800 dislikes in all.
    Global warming, the title speaks for itself, since there is a lot of plastic in the ocean. Lyrics repeat styrofoam deep sea, which relates to the plastic beach.
  • My president is black

  • Take Me to Church by Hozier

    LGBT rights, in the music video it shows a gay couple being beaten, and the lyrics criticize how LGBT people are treated by the church.
  • Same Sex Marriage legal in all 50 states- LGBT Rights

    LGBT rights, many people who are part of this group don't have the same rights as straight or cis people when it comes to relationships, medical treatment, and social treatment.
    “Guides: A Brief History of Civil Rights in the United States: A Timeline of the Legalization of Same-Sex Marriage in the U.S.” Georgetown.Edu, GeorgeTown Law library, 7 Feb. 2020,
  • US steps out of paris climate agreement- Global Warming

    Many people don't think global warming is real, and that it's a hoax caused by scientists. Many of the people who think this way are the same people who have the power to end it.
    Lavelle, Marianne. “Trump’s Paris Climate Accord Divorce: Why It Hasn’t Happened Yet And.” InsideClimate News, 5 Nov. 2019,
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