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guide to the 1980s

  1. 1. Jot down anything you can think of that relates to the 1980s.
  2. 3. <ul><li>As the economy bounced back from the crisis of the 1970s, Americans placed a greater emphasis on materialism and making money. </li></ul><ul><li>Yuppies – Young urban professionals who bought luxury cars, designer clothes, and other expensive items </li></ul>
  3. 4. <ul><li>The Eighties saw an increase of drug abuse </li></ul><ul><li>Cocaine and crack cocaine abuse became more popular especially in urban areas </li></ul><ul><li>First Lady Nancy Reagan launched “Just Say No” campaign </li></ul><ul><li>1980 – Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) formed </li></ul>
  4. 5. <ul><li>1981 – Researchers identified a new disease that was causing seemingly healthy young men to die </li></ul><ul><li>Called “auto immune deficiency disease” AIDS </li></ul><ul><li>Weakened the immune system, making people more susceptible to illnesses like pneumonia </li></ul>
  5. 6. <ul><li>First noticed among homosexual men but quickly spread to heterosexual men and women </li></ul><ul><li>Spread through unprotected sex, blood transfusions, and sharing needles while abusing drugs </li></ul>
  6. 7. <ul><li>Reagan administration didn’t do much to deal with the crisis </li></ul><ul><li>1985 - Rock Hudson became the first major celebrity to reveal he had AIDS </li></ul><ul><li>Finally in 1987 Reagan addressed the crisis in a speech </li></ul><ul><li>By that point, 36,058 Americans had contracted the disease and 20,849 had died from it </li></ul>
  7. 8. <ul><li>December 8, 1980 – Mark David Chapman approached John Lennon outside of his apartment and asked for an autograph. </li></ul><ul><li>Lennon spent the next few hours at a recording studio. </li></ul><ul><li>As he returned to his apartment building, Chapman shot him four times </li></ul><ul><li>Lennon was taken to a hospital and pronounced dead on arrival. </li></ul>
  8. 9. Lennon
  9. 10. <ul><li>May 1981 – A Turkish sniper shot Pope John Paul II in Vatican City </li></ul><ul><li>Shot 4 times, nearly died from blood loss </li></ul><ul><li>Assassin was sentenced to life in prison and was later forgiven by the Pope </li></ul>
  10. 13. <ul><li>1981 – Prince Charles, 32, married Lady Diana Spencer, 20 </li></ul><ul><li>750 million viewers watched the event </li></ul>
  11. 15. Diana
  12. 16. <ul><li>1981 – First personal computer (PC) introduced by IBM </li></ul><ul><li>1984 – Apple introduced the Macintosh </li></ul>Apple
  13. 17. <ul><li>The Cold War resulted in two high-profile Olympic boycotts </li></ul><ul><li>U.S. boycotted the 1980 Moscow Olympics </li></ul><ul><li>The Soviets then boycotted the 1984 Los Angeles Olympics </li></ul>
  14. 18. <ul><li>1983 – Sally Ride became the first American woman in space </li></ul><ul><li>January 28, 1986 – The space shuttle Challenger broke apart about a minute after takeoff </li></ul><ul><li>On board was teacher Christa McAuliffe, who was part of the mission as part of a project to increase student interest in math and science </li></ul>
  15. 19. Challenger
  16. 20. <ul><li>1989 – The oil tanker Exxon Valdez hit a reef off the shore of Alaska </li></ul><ul><li>Hundreds of thousands of barrels of oil spilled into the Prince William Sound </li></ul>
  17. 24. <ul><li>Blockbusters: E.T, Star Wars sequels, Indiana Jones, Ghostbusters, Back to the Future </li></ul><ul><li>Teen flicks by John Hughes: Ferris Bueller’s Day Off, The Breakfast Club, Sixteen Candles </li></ul>Phone home Breakfast
  18. 32. <ul><li>CNN debuted in 1980 </li></ul><ul><li>MTV launched in 1981 </li></ul><ul><li>Dramas like Dallas and Dynasty glamorized wealthy American society </li></ul><ul><li>Top comedies – Cheers and the Cosby Show </li></ul>Cosby J.R.
  19. 46. <ul><li>Madonna </li></ul><ul><li>Michael Jackson </li></ul><ul><li>Prince </li></ul><ul><li>Whitney Houston </li></ul><ul><li>Janet Jackson </li></ul><ul><li>Bruce Springsteen </li></ul>Madonna Michael Bruce
  20. 47. <ul><li>Punk music broke in the late 1970s and early 1980s </li></ul><ul><li>Characterized by direct, shouted lyrics, simple guitar chords, simple arrangements </li></ul><ul><li>Themes of anti-authority, rebellion, politics </li></ul><ul><li>Pioneers of punk: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>The Ramones </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The Clash </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Sex Pistols </li></ul></ul>
  21. 48. Ramones Sex Pistols Clash
  22. 51. <ul><li>New Wave developed as an offshoot of punk </li></ul><ul><li>Featured more experimental sounds and lyrics, less political than punk </li></ul><ul><li>Major New Wave bands: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Devo </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Blondie </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Duran Duran </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The Talking Heads </li></ul></ul>Duran Blondie Devo Talking Heads
  23. 53. <ul><li>Hip hop culture began to emerge in the late 1970s, but exploded in the 1980s </li></ul><ul><li>Four subgenres of hip hop – Graffiti, breaking, DJing, MCing (rapping) </li></ul><ul><li>Grandmaster Flash, Sugarhill Gang, Public Enemy, LL Cool J, Run DMC </li></ul>Flash Sugarhill Run DMC
  24. 55. <ul><li>Leg warmers </li></ul><ul><li>Shoulder pads </li></ul><ul><li>Members only jackets </li></ul><ul><li>Stirrup pants </li></ul><ul><li>Oversize tops </li></ul><ul><li>Acid wash jeans </li></ul>
  25. 58. Valley Girl “ Like, oh my god! Like – totally! Encino is like so bitchen!” — Valley Girl , Frank Zappa
  26. 60. Duck Hunt
  27. 61. Cabbage
  28. 63. Care Bears Rainbow Ninja Smurfs

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