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The Changing Family

  • Stock Market Crash

    Stock Market Crash
    In 1929 the stock market crashes sending the U.S. into The Great Depression. Many Americans lost money they invested in stock, and farmers and industrial workers lost their jobs and had to move off their land.
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    The Changing Family

  • World War II

    World War II
    The war began. *Many Americans had to move into crowded industrial cities
    *Cities formed committees to improve their race relations
    *Millions of lives were lost
  • Television

    By 1955, half of all Americans had a TV set at home. TV back then was thought as a way to entertain guests and family as needed, but there was not as much fascination with it then as it is now.
  • Civil Rights Movement

    Civil Rights Movement
    In 1957 nine black students are admitted into an all white high school.
  • Vietnam War

    Vietnam War
    The U.S. engaged in their 16 year war against the North Vietnamese. This made Americans skeptical about what the gov't tells us. They didn't know whether what they said was a lie or the truth.
  • Women Enter the Workforce

    Women Enter the Workforce
    By 1980 more than half of all women enter the workforce.
  • The Internet

    The Internet
    In 1996, the use of the Internet exploded.
  • Cell Phone

    Cell Phone
    Cell phones became a popular form of commuication in 1999.
  • Septemeber 11

    Septemeber 11
    In 2001, two planes crashed into the World Trade Centers in New York City.
  • Facebook

    Beginning of Facebook and an evolution of how social media impacts lives. Many people began switching over from Myspace onto Facebook slowly after it's launch and connecting through the social network. It rose to an all time high around 2007 and millions of users----ranging in ages from 13 to 64---began using the site.
  • Barack Obama

    Barack Obama
    Election of Barack Obama as first African American president. Americans got to see that a person of any race can be whatever they want to be.
  • BP Gulf Oil Spill

    BP Gulf Oil Spill
    One of the worst environmental disasters in U.S. history.
  • LIfe Expectancy

    LIfe Expectancy
    Life expectancy for the U.S. population reached a record high of 78,64 years in 2011. People are starting to live healthier lives and work out more to increase their life expectancy.
  • Great Recession

    Great Recession
    Affected entire world economy and sparks the outbreak of the late 2000s financial crsis. By December 2009, 15.3 million Americans were unemployed, poverty was up 14.3 percent, and the number of people w/o healthcare insurance went from 45.7 million to 46.3 million.