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Progression of American Society

Entering 1950s:


The picture on the far left shows the Levittowns and a typical family standing next to the house. Watching TV after dinner was a common bonding experience for families back then. 

Post WWII, The Beat Generation:
The Beatniks often time lived in dirty apartments selling drugs and involving themselves in crime. Beatniks were seen as people who were simply bored and needed to create excitement in their lives. 

The Rest is History:
Some of the effects of the Beat Generation such as the Anti-War movement and Hippies. Bob Dylan expressed the same values and beliefs as the Beat Generation.