History: American Domestic Society Engaged In Critical Changes During The Late 1950’s

American Domestic Society Engaged In Critical Changes During The Late 1950’s

            Critical changes occurred in America from 1950’s to 1960’s. The new families in the fifties are described as perfect. The Americans dressed well in formal occasions, as men were always in ties, suits, and hats. Women had their hairs always neatly tied. The young people were obedient and disciplined, and everyone kept and maintained the family traditions (Nash and Peter 85). Every family had some level of religious discipline.

 The development of television had some gross impact on the family. Other than the social connection of the society, it made children to be much more aggressive. Hence, the discipline standards reduced. The development of television harmed the reading culture as family could most often sit together to watch television rather than read. Other leisure activities that did not involve watching of the television were discarded away.

            Women had different roles; they instilled discipline and helped to economically raise the family status. The workers were also part of the formation of the civil rights that fought against the discrimination of the blacks. The struggle for civil rights was part of the social movements. The main objectives were to stop racial segregation and discrimination (Hart 70). The Black Americans were the victims, and they desired to acquire a legal identity and federal protection of the rights of the citizens (Nash and Peter 88). The federal protection of the rights of the citizens was to be incorporated in the federal and constitutional law. The rule of the Brown versus the Board of Education was very essential. It declared that it was unconstitutional to have separate schools for the black and white. This was a major breakthrough for the civil rights movements. The black children could learn together with the whites. The law recognized this. The southern manifesto and struggle for public accommodations managed to fight for public acceptance of the Blacks. The whites and the blacks could share streets and public places.

Religion was also part of the struggle for civil rights. The church was able to maintain the peoples’ protest with modest power and resources. People who could not fit into the politics were accepted into religion. Religious leaders who were also national leaders managed to pressurize the government against racial discrimination. Through the church, Jim Crow law was abolished (Hart 55).

Works Cited

Hart, D G. That Old-Time Religion in Modern America: Evangelical Protestantism in the Twentieth Century. Chicago: I.R. Dee, 2002. Print.

Nash, Dennison, and Peter Berger. “The Child the Family and the «Religious Revival» in Suburbia.” Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 2.1 (1962): 85-93.