The Changing Family

  • stock market crash

    In 1929 the stock market crashed sending the U.S into The Great Depression. This caused families to lose millions of dollars and adults lost trust in the banks.
  • World War II

    The war began. One of the deadliest wars in history. All men were a part of the army. Separated many families.
  • Television

    By this time in 1955 almost all Americans had at least one television set in their home. This bought families closer together when they went to have down time.
  • Civil Rights Movement

    Nine African American students were admitted into an all white school. This changed the view thast families had for schooling for their children.
  • The Vietnam War

    This was a sixteen year war that America fought aagainst the North Vietnamese. This changed families because once again many men were deployed leaving women to take care of the household.
  • Women Enter Worforce

    By 1980 more than half the women in the world are working. This changes families because we no longer have to depend on the male checks and we also have two parents gone at work. This is the beginning of daycare/ childcare services.
  • The Internet

    By this year, internet use was very popular. This changes families because instead of always being together everyone is doing something different and this adds extra communication.
  • Cell Phones

    Cell phones are a new and popular use of communication. This draws families together by letting them interact with each other no matter where they are.
  • Terrorist Attack

    Two planes crash into the World Trade Center in New York killing more than 3500 people. This affects families and America adding more security to many things and places in the world.
  • Evolution of Facebook

    Facebook begins and social media has an impact on people all around the world. This brings families who live in other countries closer together and allows poeple to reconnect with each other.
  • First African American President

    Barack Obama is the first African American president in history. This changes many families and brings pride and honor to many African American families.
  • BP Gulf Oil Spill

    This is one of the worst environmental disasters in history. This hit familieds hard with gas shooting to a record of at least $3.50 a gallon.
  • Life Expectancy

    Life expectancy for the U.S reached a record 78.64 years of life. This changes families because they are able to be with family longer.