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1920s vs 1960s Over the past century people living in the United States have experienced many changes As the times change so do the people In the 1920s people acted differently then compared to the people in the 1960s Yet they both have one thing in common they shaped our history In the 1920s about 106521537 people inhabited the United States It was a rough period in our history with about 2132000 people unemployed and murder swindles and racketeering as the most popular crimes The life expectancy of men and women during the 1920s was 536 years and 546 years respectively Amazingly the illiteracy rate was at a new low of only 6 of the population during this time period Yet despite all the aspects which today we might see as unfavorable this decade was full of many new and exciting things From the way they dressed to the music styles and finally to the controversial issues the 1920s were a nonstop era of change Yet as we move ahead to the 1960s life was very different There were around 177830000 people living in the United States Unfortunately as the population increased so did the number of people who were unemployed which was close to 3852000 people The life expectancy for men and women also increased to 666 years and 731 years respectively Yet unlike the 1920s a teachers salary at 5174 became more then the average salary at 4743 This era was greatly influenced by television and like the 1920s people moved away from conservative thinking and onto new revolutionary ways of thinking Fashion in the 1920s for men was much like it was in the early teens The sacque suite was appropriate day dress and only natural colored shirts were worn with these suits Shaped silks ties and bowler hats completed this outfit Knickerbockers also known as knickers were very popular form of casual wear which were usually worn with Norfolk coats
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