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Dead end in norvelt
BACKGROUND INFORMATION FORDEAD END IN NORVELT BY: JACKGANTOSBy: Jennifer McCain and Scott Edwards
INTRO TO DEAD END IN NORVELTSetting: Small Town ,Norvelt, early 1960sModeled after the author’s real experiences1960s- culturally and historically importantNewbery Honor winner National Book Award Finalist
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
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
THE COLD WARPeriod between 1945 and about 1990Heightened sense of alert in U.S.Our Major Enemy was the USSRThe two countries built Nuclear ArsenalsThis practice is called brinkmanship
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
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
ANGELS CONT.They Value their freedom over everythingLifestyle unfathomable people in 1960’sRode Harley Davidson’s exclusivelyFBI Says angels involved in drugsProne to acts of extreme violence
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