History Of Sociology From 1960 To Present Day Today

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Sociology is the study of human society and how things react with each other. Throughout history, many events have transformed the way we go about our daily lives interacting with one another. From 1960 to present day, there have been thousands of events that change the way we react with the people surrounding us, such as: the Recession, Civil Rights, advancements in technology, AIDS, and Women’s Rights.
Civil Rights In 1960, Civil Rights was one of the biggest things to happen during this time period and has affected us since. Segregation was not opposed during this time period and people such as Martin Luther King Jr., started to take action in doing something to change it. In 1964, President Lyndon B. Johnson pushed through the Civil Rights Act. It ended segregation in public areas and enforced the constitutional right to vote. Sit-ins and other protests started catching the eyes of many in the early 1960s, more than 50,000 joined in on them. One of the first racial conflicts happened in 1954
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Betty was head of the National Women’s Strike Coalition to organize a protest of unequal pay for women’s work. The Equal Rights Amendment was approved by the United States House of Representatives in 1971 and then by the Senate in 1972, finally allowing women to be counted as equal. By 1973, the court case Roe vs. Wade ruled abortion be legal for a woman in her first trimester of pregnancy. Due to the First, Fourth, Ninth and Fourteenth Amendments, a women’s “zone of privacy” was so broad enough that a woman could legally decide to terminate her pregnancy or not. Till this day, abortion is still a much debated topic with many protests still
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