conjuncture of when they were born and the historical events they experienced
1830s-1840s --- great reival, second great awakening
expanding western frontier
new religious movement
new political movement
The Lost Generation was the generation that came of age during World War I.
GI generation (born between 1901 and 1924)
rational, heroic, and confident
shaped by events such as the Great Depression and World War II.
The Greatest Generation
grew up in the United States during the deprivation of the Great Depression, and then went on to fight in World War II
Builders, matures, traditionalists, veterans
born1910 - 1943
Veterans were born from 1926 to 1944
(born between 1925 and 1942)
Traditionalists are individuals born prior to 1946,
Silent generation (born between 1925 and 1942)
withdrawn, cautious, unimaginative, indifferent, unadventurous, taking cues from others.
Silents were born between the war-hero GIs and the fiery Boomers. They were shaped by efforts
to live up to the heroics of the GI generation that came before them and the Boom awakening that
took place during their adult lives.
World War II, great depression generation, builders
patriotism learned during the world war II → involve in community and church
rock'n roll in late 1950s
leave the church
alienation from the establishment
interested in civil rights demonstrations
new age spirituality
boomers are diverse themselvesas loyal, committed and reliable, but they also expect loyalty from others around them
respect hierarchy and authority and expect respect from others, especially from the younger generations
strong work ethic
career is of utmost importance to them and they believe in stability
learning ‘step-by-step, one thing at a time
rely on face-to-face communication where body language and non-verbal cues are important
Xers, buster, baby-buster
born between 1961 and 1981
1960 - 1980
born around 1965 to 1980
between 1965 and 1981
independent and survival oriented
During the childhood period of Generation X, Americans put issues such as feminism and divorce before children’s issues
born 1980 to about 2000
born between 1982 and 2003
between 1982 and 2000
1980 - 2002
Born 1981 to 1999
echo boomers, bridgers
multi-tasking, multi-media, fun way of learning adopted by Generation Y
grew up with overprotective parents (‘helicopter parents’) who continually assured them of how
special they are.
Because of parents and teachers giving this generation, all the affirmation they need for success, they often have feelings of entitlement and desire recognition for their achievements.
They will challenge people in authority if they think they can make a valuable contribution and are not getting the recognition they presume they deserve.
they want a balance between their work/studies and personal life and thus focus less intensely than Baby Boomers on one life goal
Millennials is as a correction for Boomers
During the early 1980s, Americans’ focus shifted to children. The media, the government, and Boomer parents brought children to the forefront of national attention. This led to the Millennials becoming the most watchedover generation in history.
Born since 2000