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US History Culture

United States History Cultural Effects STAAR Test

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Tin Pan Alley known for era of songwriting when many musical ideas mixed together to form American Popular Music;started in the late 1800's in New York City
Harlem Renaissance African American Literature,art,music,dance, and social commentary began to flourish in Harlem,a section of New York City. More than a literary movement,the Harlem Renaissance exalted the unique culture & redefined African American expression.
Beat Generation Group of American writers who emerged in the 1950's;Elements of beat culture embraced originality and individuality in the way people thought and acted; aka beat movement
Rock and Roll form of popular music that evolved in the 1950's from rhythm and blues ;characterized by use of electric guitars, strong rhythm with an accent on the offbeat, and youth-oriented lyrics
Chicano Mural Movement beginning in the 1960's, artists began using the walls of city buildings,housing projects,schools, and churches to depict Mexican-American culture
Country Western Music began in the 1920's but did not rise in popularity until the 1970's;blending of several genres(gospel,blues,jazz, and folk) to form the distinct sound
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