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To some people the 1960's were the best of times: to others it was a period when many things went wrong in society

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To some people the 1960's were the best of times: to others it was a period when many things went wrong in society. Why do people have such different views about the 1960's? The 1960's was a time of change, especially for young people, but for some people the changes were good but for some they were bad. There were two main groups of people who each had separate views about society. The younger people like teeneagers who were just beginning their lives, middle/working class people, women and homosexuals, and the conservative minded older generation with traditional ideas, the establishment - the monarchy and politicians - and the church. ...read more.

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There was a lot of hardship as Britain was just rebuilding its econemy. There was high unemployment in the early 50's but towards the end of the 60's it got lower. There was a lack of consumer goods, which could only be bought by rich people, in the 1960's everything changed. People could afford to buy things they had never been able to before, like TV's and household appliences like Refrigerators and washing machines. There was also less of a class sysyem after the war, instead of only havinh the very rich and the very poor there were more middle class people and the standard of living gerally improved. ...read more.

Conclusion

Mnay britains had flocked to america after the war and it was known as 'the land of dreams'. In the 1960's people also had different veiws on the government, (or establsihment) Several magazines were set up to make fun of the establishment. The profuno affair was an affair between a man called mp John profuno who was having an affair with a young girl called Kristine keeler. It was an incredibly popular topic amoungst magazines and caused great embarrasement to the government at the time. To conclude during the 1950's Britain was still getting over the shock of the war; things were slowly getting back together but shortages were still part of everyday life. This was a very dull time, for British youths especially. ...read more.

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