How did Baby Boomers differ from the generations before them? How were they influenced by the context of the Cold War, Vietnam War, and affluence of the 1950s?

Before you beginning this discussion, be sure to read Chapter 27: “The Sixties” and Chapter 28: “The Unraveling” in The American Yawp, and view the film The Class of the 20th Century—Class of 1968-1970.

In addition, you may want to read the following recent article in the Washington Post: Tankersley, J. (2015). Baby Boomers are What’s Wrong with America’s Economy

Using the sources and film above as evidence, consider the following in a post of at least 250 words:

  • Summarize what you have learned from the film about Baby Boomers’ attitudes toward life in the late-1960s.
  • How did Baby Boomers differ from the generations before them? How were they influenced by the context of the Cold War, Vietnam War, and affluence of the 1950s?
  •  How do you think the Boomers have had an impact on American society today?

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