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What was happening in the world in the 1940's?

  • World war 2 started between the Nazi's and allies
  • Hitler tried taken over the world
  • Hitler was killing the Jewish people

Why were dance bands and their music were so popular?

dance was so popular because:
  • it was like a night club
  • it was fun
  • they liked it because it was dancing to music

  • good music

Why was nostalgia such an important element of pop music?* who were the great music stars in the 1940's?

  • Glenn miller
  • the Andrews

How did the role and lives of women change during the 1940's?

  • they would feel ups et because their husband or teenage boy left to go to the war
  • it would leave more hard work for them because they would have to work i factory and be the house wife
  • the hasband or kid dies then they would feel terrible
  • they would be unhapy hat they left them with all the work

What is baby boom?

It is where all the men came back from war and the women had children and that is why its called baby boom.


What influence did Rock 'n' Roll have on the world in 1950's?

Rock 'n' Roll had a massive influence on America, U.K and Australian the 1950's, lots of musicians started up bands. there was a dance to Rock 'n' Roll in 1950's it was called the Jitterbug

Where did rock and roll originate?

It came from the evolution of rhythm and blues.The term Rock 'n' Roll was coined by Alan Fried.

What threats to world peace flared during the 50's?

there was the cold war, nuclear weapons, Korean war and lots more

In what ways were the 50's conservative?

  • Girls had to wear skirts
  • Black and White people separated because white people were more important
  • Women stayed home and looked after the kids and did the house work, while men went to work

In what ways did peacetime encourage economic and industrial?

More people star
ted to work because the women were already working and when the men came back they started working
as well so there was double the amount of people working.

The 1960's

Why was the decade called "the swinging sixties"?

The 1960's was called the swinging sixties because of the fall or relaxation of some social taboos especially relating to sexism and racism that occurred during this time.

In What ways were the 1960's revolutionary?

The 60's were revolutionary mainly because of the Hippies. The Hippies impacted on the world a lot with their message being Flower Power and Make Love Not War. Hippies are a social group that stopped the Vietnam war.

How did the space race impact on the world?

The space race was a race between the USSR and the US. The race was to have the first person in space but the Americans say they won the USSR got the first man in space before the Americans although Americans put the first man on the moon which was Neil Armstrong.

What was social change?

it was Hippies stood up for peoples rights and why the war should stop

What topics were the subjects of politics demonstrations?

The Vietnam War was someth
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ing the Hippies disagreed with and they were mainly about making love and not war

Why did this revolution occur in the 60's?

It happened because there was a race between the US and the USSR to get the first man up into space.

The 1970's

Why did so many social movements take place during the seventies?some many social movements toke place because of Hippies. there were other social movements like Vietnam war which was between south Vietnam and north Vietnam.

What was the ’Civil Rights’ movement and how did it affect society?

the civil right rights movement was the black peoples rights. it affected society because it changed the way people saw life and also how they saw black people

What advancements were there in the women's movement in this decade?

Women started to have equal amount of rights as men did.

How/why did the Environment become an important issue?

The environment became an important issue because people started to realize that the environment started to get damaged and that they had to help it by change how some things work.


What infulence did the birth of video gaming have on the world?

The birth of video games caused people to become lazy and not do as much sporting activitys at home anymore. also it can cause bad eye sight.

Why are the 1980’s seen as the ‘Me’ years?

it was seen as the me era because of hippies and everyone having their one opinion

Who were the influential musicians of the 1980’s and how did they impact this era?

Some influential musicians are Micheal Jackson because he was a famous singer that became very popular and so were his songs. another person is madonna because her and her songs made alot of people happy and she was very popular in this era.

How did the removal of the Berlin Wall impact on western culture?

the removal impacted on the western culture because half of germay was now free.


What were the major events that influenced the world during the 1990's?One event was that princess diana died and much more

In what ways were the 90’s the ‘Electronic Age’?

they were the electronic age because they had more computers and more technology in that eraHow did the advent of personal computers impact on language?

It impacted because people bought things that came in a different language such as americanWhere were the beginnings of terrorism evident?

Bombings hapened in all of the world and also killings and murders


There have been many natural disasters during the 2000’s. Explain how some of them they have impacted this era? One thing is natural disarsters like bush fires have killed and injured alot of people in the 2000's. Also errupting volcanoes in places like hawaii also killing many people In what ways has ‘terrorism’ become a part of life?It started happening regulary because of people from other countries like china and it happened in places like at the footy or social parties. What world events have had an impact on our lives?some world events that impacted on our lives were the sydney olimpics and the melbourne common wealth games ect. What world events are shaping our lives now? One thing is Climate change and also global warming.