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Modern Teens vs 1950's Teens

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Modern Teens vs 1950s Teens

By Audra and Jack
Teenagers in the 1950s
Fashion
Girls Fashion Styles
cat-eye glasses
button down blouses
loosely fitted dresses and skirts
gloves and pearl earrings
fitted tops
Activities and Entertainment
rock concerts
dances
car races
drive in movies
spent time at diners
liked to drive around "cruising"
Segregation
"The dance rules were different. Dance with girls and hold this hand, but then... you could do whatever you wanted to do! Dance looked like freedom. The only freedom this kid knew."
-John McKeon: American Democratic Party Politician
Teenagers Today
Fashion
Boys Fashion Styles
greasers
suits
short jackets and trousers
white gym shoes
Girls Fashion Styles
designer jeans
t-shirts
short skirts and denim shorts
boots
long hair
clothes with cut-outs
Boys Fashion Styles
designer jeans
sports apparel
athletic name brands
t-shirts
Activities and Entertainment
parties
dating
shopping
going out to eat
recreational drug and alcohol use
technology use and social media

SOURCES
"Brown v. Board at Fifty: “With an Even Hand”A Century of Racial Segregation,
1849-1950." A Century of Racial Segregation 1849–1950. N.p., n.d. Web. 11 Feb.
2014. <http://www.loc.gov/exhibits/brown/brown-segregation.html>.

DiSalvo, Evanna, Erika Goodrich, and Michelle Waltos. "Music." 1950-1959. N.p., n.d. Web.
12 Feb. 2014. <http://www.acsu.buffalo.edu/~mwaltos/lis506/project/1950s/
music.html>.

"Fashion in the 1950s." , Social and cultural features of the 1950s, Australia's social and
cultural history in the post-war period, History Year 9, NSW. N.p., n.d. Web. 13 Feb.
2014. <http://www.skwirk.com/p-c_s-14_u-189_t-506_c-1873/nsw/history/australia's-
social-and-cultural-history-in-the-post-war-period>.

Powers, Richard. "Teen Dances of the 1950s." Teen Dances of the 1950s. N.p., n.d. Web. 13
Feb. 2014. <http://socialdance.stanford.edu/syllabi/teen_dances.htm>.

Vargas, Anali. "Some Major Differences Between High School in the 1950s and Now." 1950s.
N.p., n.d. Web. 13 Feb. 2014. <http://www.illinois.gov/ihpa/Research/IllinoisHistory/
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