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View Poll Results: What do you think was the best decade in America?
Before 1910's and Before 18 5.47%
1920's 17 5.17%
1930's 6 1.82%
1940's 9 2.74%
1950's 94 28.57%
1960's 46 13.98%
1970's 21 6.38%
1980's 41 12.46%
1990's 66 20.06%
2000's 11 3.34%
Voters: 329. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 03-17-2009, 07:42 AM
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I thnik that life in the 80-90 were the easiest since we didn't have people making many sacraficesw. But they also were not has good as far as people behavior is concerned.Since the 60's teh me'me'me thign just gets worse and so many whiners blaming others for problems they create for themselves.

Old 03-18-2009, 10:55 AM
Location: Turn Left at Greenland
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Originally Posted by 6 FOOT 3 View Post
I always thought the 1920's was the bst decade in America. Coming out of the early stages Industrial Revolution and seeing all the new advances coming out at the time i.e. Air Planes, Autos, Radio, Movies with sound, Appliances like the Hair Dryer and Toaster etc.. from people like Westinghouse, Tesla and Edison for a few.

Look at the Sexuality of men and women as it was totally open as i see the women (Flappers) looked and dressed like 80's Icons Pat Benatar and Madonna where they wore short skirts and sleeveless tops and modeled in the nude They smoked Pot and snorted Cocaine and drank like a fish and danced and partied away. Even in many public places like theaters where Blacks and Whites intermingled with no racial problems.

Even good o'l Kool Aid was created in the 20's.

Anyway that's a few examples of that decade......
I agree with you. Unfortunately, most associate the 20's with the stock market crash, but that didn't happen until 1929. I'd love to go into a time capsule and live between 1920 and September 1929, then be transported back.
Old 03-18-2009, 12:32 PM
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Originally Posted by domergurl View Post
I agree with you. Unfortunately, most associate the 20's with the stock market crash, but that didn't happen until 1929. I'd love to go into a time capsule and live between 1920 and September 1929, then be transported back.
Yeap America's other 'New Wave' decade as i love the 1920's fashion second only to the 80's. Women finally got rid of the Victorian era 'Bonnet' hair style for the 20's 'Crop' look .

My favorite silent film actress was Louise Brooks who looked like Pat Benatar.

Hard to believe these are 1920's photo's (Louise Brooks).

Old 03-18-2009, 01:34 PM
Location: Columbus, OH
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1990's I wasn't around pre 1980's so I really cannot talk about the other decades but the 90's had everything you could want. American army saving the day (Kuwait) the 90s had great movies (Braveheart, American Beauty, Shawshank, just to name a few), the best video games basically anything on genesis or SNES as well as some great PC titles, the only thing really lacking was great bands so I guess I have to give the music title to the 60's or 70's.
Old 03-18-2009, 02:24 PM
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The problem that I have with this halcyon view of the 1950s is that while for whitebread America, it was a great time, it was still a time of oppression and endemic racism for blacks and other minorities. So if you had a cosseted suburban existence it was great. For the rest of American? Eh.

But even now all races are moving to the burbs to escape the problems of the city. It is common for people with children to pick where they buy their home or rent by the school district. That is just the reality of modern life with so many civil problems.Those that can afford it even live in closed gated communties because of the problems.Most have more now than the 50's but they also act less civil IMO.
Old 03-18-2009, 03:18 PM
Location: Oklahoma
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I loved the 90s! Maybe I'm just overly fond of my teen years, I don't know. The 80s would be my second choice, if I had one.
Old 03-18-2009, 04:11 PM
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The 50's were the best. The country just won a war and no forced integration to make people start hating each other. People knew their place.
Old 03-19-2009, 02:02 PM
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50's and 90's.

Although, I would have wanted to live in the 60's above all the others. So many things to experience.
Old 03-19-2009, 04:16 PM
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The 1990s. Cheap housing (no, not 1950s, cheap, but cheap in relation to income), the lowest crime rates in our nations history, booming economy, relative time of peace, awesome TV shows and music, more tolerance and acceptance like we have today, many technological advances were developed during the 1990s, and overall it was a period in which America was not hated. Rather, America was envied.

The 1950s is marked by racism and intolerance of homosexuals...and a lot of sexual repression.
Old 07-12-2009, 11:04 AM
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I am fascinated with the different decades and how it applies to America...I love the pre 1900s after the civil war old west/wild west times...The early 1900s is a very interesting time with the upcoming of America...and of course you cant beat the great 1950s...
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