Thursday, October 25, 2012

Baby Boomers Changed the World


On January 1, 1946 Kathleen Casey Williams was born at midnight and became America's first official Baby Boomer. This generation got it's name when ecstatic military men returned home from World War 2 and, glad that the fighting was over, were interested in one thing and one thing only: In other words they were very interested in having kids and starting a family. And postwar America suddenly experienced a dramatic increase in prosperity that had never been seen before.


During the darkest days of the Great Depression, it was feared that America's population would be in severe decline by century's end. But by 1949 the number of people in the U.S. soared past 148 million. This sudden increase demanded more housing and suburbia grew.

By 1965 about 36% of the U.S. population was under the age of 18. Baby Boomers were set to become a force for dramatic social change. As they came of age the 1960s would become a decade of civil unrest and counterculture...


As the Boomers went on to finish college in the 1970's, that decade became one marked with excess...


And as they climbed the corporate ladder to become professionals, they would turn the 1980s into an era of conservatism...


Baby Boomers are the generation that defined America today. They gave us popular music, entertainment geared towards young people, and the ability to question authority. They also gave the generations that came next a whole lot to live up to.
In conclusion I leave you with, 'The Battle Hymn of the Baby Boomer...'


 

4 comments:

triciajean said...

what a treat to see these old pictures. And the song is a hoot.

lambservant said...

Fabulous images. Love the song. You write well.

ranfuchs said...

Baby Boomers is the generation that in their forties destroyed everything they fought for in their twenties.

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this is a history of one country