Dead end in norvelt

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Dead end in norvelt

  1. 1. BACKGROUND INFORMATION FORDEAD END IN NORVELT BY: JACKGANTOSBy: Jennifer McCain and Scott Edwards
  2. 2. INTRO TO DEAD END IN NORVELTSetting: Small Town ,Norvelt, early 1960sModeled after the author’s real experiences1960s- culturally and historically importantNewbery Honor winner National Book Award Finalist
  3. 3. ELEANOR ROOSEVELT
  4. 4. ELEANOR ROOSEVELT Fully Aided in FDR’s “New Deal” policy She believed in deemphasizing class differences Mothers should behave out of altruism Eleanor helped publicize her husband’s ideas Good Consumption done in name of family
  5. 5. ROOSEVELT CONTINUED Was incredibly active in women’s rights Understood the problem of postwar employment Solve by developing third world nations In favor of women in workforce World markets will keep people employed Sexes must solve problems together
  6. 6. THE COLD WARPeriod between 1945 and about 1990Heightened sense of alert in U.S.Our Major Enemy was the USSRThe two countries built Nuclear ArsenalsThis practice is called brinkmanship
  7. 7. IMMEDIATE DANGER Cuban Crisis happened in October 62 Tensions were building during the summer Cuban Missiles would make war imminent Kennedy called Cuban Blockade a Quarantine Soviets turned the ships around
  8. 8. HELLS ANGELS Motorcycle club that still exists today They have an internal set of rules They Despise the security most Americans strive for Angles branded new breed of outlaw Hung out in bars for days
  9. 9. ANGELS CONT.They Value their freedom over everythingLifestyle unfathomable people in 1960’sRode Harley Davidson’s exclusivelyFBI Says angels involved in drugsProne to acts of extreme violence
  10. 10. THE BEATLES Arguably the biggest rock group ever. Crossed over during setting of novel. Many parents were fearful of influence Still listened to widely.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_xuMwfUqJJM
  11. 11. THE BEATLES

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