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1940s

What was happening in the world in the 1940s?
World war 2 was happening when Hitler and the Nazi were trying to take over the world
But the Allies England and U.S.A. were trying to stop them in the end U.S.A. dropped an atomic bomb onJapan which ended the war.

Why were dance bands and their music so popular?
Because they danced in stead of playing music.They danced like know one
else could and danced for about one hour.

Why was nostalgia such an important element of pop music?
Nostalgia were important because they were abstract and different
and everyone loved them.

Who were the great music stars in the 1940?
Frank Sinatra and
Glenn Miller.



How did the roles and lives of women change during the 1940s?
Women started to do work instead of staying at home and cleaning.They started
to work because all the men had to go to war and there was know one to work at the farms and factories.

What was the baby boom?
The baby boom was a genaration. It was named baby boom because the men just got back from war
and met there wives and so heaps of babies were born which created the baby boom.


1950s



Where did Rock'n Roll origanate from?
Rock n roll origanated from rhythm and blues.Rock n roll began in the mid fifties in the U.S.A.

What threats flared to world peace in the fifties?
Russia and U.S.A. were both trying to take over with there rockets. Russia took over Korea and more countries and U.S.A. took over alot to but in the end they both gave. This was good because there was nearly a world war 3.

In what way did peacetime encourage economic and industrial changes?
People started to open businesses and there was more money because it didnt go to the war.

In what ways were the fifties conservative?
The women were still likely to work at home well the men worked.


1960s



In what ways were the 1960s revolutionary?
The 1960s were different because they were changing at a
very fast pace.The 60s also had the cold war and
the first man landed on the moon.

In what ways did the space race affect the world?
The space race improved most of our technology. Space race
proved that satalites were important and we needed them to communicate.

Why did the revolution occur in the 60s?
It happend in the 1960s because the space race occured.


What was the social change?
In the 60s the world finaly let the blacks
have there rights but they would choose white people over
black people.


What topics were the subjects of political demonstration?
The government were mainly looking at the war and the civil rights about the black people
having the same rights as the white people.


1970s



What was the civil rights movement and how did it affect socity?
The civil rights was about black people being as important as white people. It affected
socity by black people not being able to do anything.


What advacedments was there in the womens movement in this decade?
In the 60s the women got a chance to work but boys would still get the job if they both
went for it which is unfair.


Why did the environment become important?
The environment became important because people started to kill
it and it was getting wiped out.

1980s



Why are the 1980’s seen as the ‘Me’ years?
The 80s was seen as the me years because everyone
was greedy and not thinking of anyone else but themselves.


Who were the influential musicians of the 1980’s and how did they impact this era?
Michael Jackson was a big hit and so was his song thriller and
the movie with it. It had great special effects and very good sounds.



How did the removal of the Berlin Wall impact on western culture?
When the Berlin wall was removed the Western people could see how
the Eastern people had been living.

1990s

In what ways were the 90’s the ‘Electronic Age’?
The 90s is the electronic age because many electronics
were made like the DVD player computers were more advaced.
Also phones became smaller.




How did the advent of personal computers impact on language?
Personal computers affected people because people started
to e-mail people and not meet them.



Where were the beginnings of terrorism evident?

The terrorism started in the late 90s when gory movies started.


2000s



In what ways has ‘terrorism’ become a part of life?
Everyone was scared at the start of the 2000s after the
terriost attack 9-11 destroying the twin towers and much more.


What world events have had an impact on our lives?
9-11 had a huge impact around the world and in America
security doubled specialy at the airport so this would never happen again.


What world events are shaping our lives now?
The environment is a problem and oil is running
out which is'nt good.