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1980s Values and Culture
Transcript of 1980s Values and Culture
January 28, 1986, space shuttle Challenger exploded 74 seconds after liftoff at Cape Canavaral, Florida killing all seven astronauts, including school teacher Christa McAuliffe
Bad to the bone
Gag me with a spoon
Have a cow
Women began to gain more respect in the 80s.
Sandra Day O'Connor became the first woman Supreme Court Justice in 1981 and Geraldine Ferraro was the first woman presidential candidate in 1984.
Social attitudes of the White American majority toward African Americans eased, showing more tolerance for people of color
The concept of multi-culturalism grew, particularly in things like with advertising.
Jesse Jackson was the first black candidate in 1984 and 1988. In 1984, he had around 3 million votes in the primaries and in 1988 around 7 million votes.
Dr. Mae Carol Jemison became the first African-American woman astronaut chosen to train at NASA in the U.S. Space Program in 1987
On November 3, 1983, President Ronald Reagan signed into law a bill making the third Monday in January a holiday honoring Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. On January 20, 1986, MLKs birthday was celebrated for the first time as a federal holiday.
Valley Girl Talk
The term originally came and started in California with middle-class and upper-middle class girls living in the early 1980s Los Angeles bedroom communities of the San Fernando Valley and its a way that the girls talked.
Can you guys think of any other sayings that might sound something a Valley girl might say?