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The Idea of Progress 2
Transcript of The Idea of Progress 2
a decade that changed the British society Presidential Elections, November 2012 "THE FUTURE WE HOPE FOR" "WE BELIEVE...!" "OPEN TO THE DREAMS OF AN IMMIGRANT'S DAUGHTER" "VISION" PRESIDENT OBAMA
BELIEVES IN AMERICA'S FUTURE! The American Dream is still alive. The American can hope in the future. He wants them to believe in their nation and its values to move forward. President Obama's
November07,2012 A BLACK PRESIDENT
AT THE WHITE HOUSE African Americans have come a long way! Abolition of slavery: December 6th, 1865 (13th amendment)
End of Segregation: July 2nd,1964
(Civil Rights Act)
First African American president: November 4th, 2008 How a little black boy can't believe that a black person may be president of the USA and needs evidence!
How a little black boy can hope to be president one day! The dream has come true! A black president, a step forward ! Over the past decade, the percentage of Hispanics or Latinos has soared. There are 43% more Hispanics or Latinos in the USA. The Hispanic or Latino population is almost twice as high as in 2000.
The Hispanics or Latinos now constitute the second largest population in the USA with 16.3% How Latinos or Hispanics
can influence the American society The Swinging Sixties can be characterized by... babyboomers a cultural revolution a period of optimism and fun values going against the established society freedom anti-conformism recovery of the British economy after post- world war II austerity a counter-culture Emblems Mythic pop bands
the Beatles / the Rolling Stones / the Who... New Fashion
the mini skirt / flares
Twiggy London: cultural capital of the world YET,
Advances in women's rights in Britain ! the Equal Pay Act 1970 the Family Planning Act 1967 legalisation of abortion contraception freely
available to all women equal pay for equal work for men and women How women stood up for their rights !
How their fight paved the way to the Equal Pay Act! Dagenham
Strike! 187 female machinists walked out! stood up against sexual discrimination demanded
EQUAL PAY Still A Man's World !