From the Fast-Moving Fifties to the "Sensible" Sixties
The 1950s and 1960s were filled with significant shifts in American life. This period started with the Cold War and ended with Woodstock. In between were advancements in civil rights and gender equality. America lost youth in two wars overseas. We lost promising leaders to assassinations and activists to local clashes. Elvis Presley appeared on The Ed Sullivan Show, the Beatles invaded America, and Neil Armstrong became the first man to walk on the moon. Poodle skirts and bobby socks gave way to long hair and peace signs.
As American culture shifted, so did the threats to America’s natural resources. It’s difficult to summarize such an era of change. But we can highlight a few significant issues on which the League led the nation.