Top 10 Decades in US History

The Top Ten
1 1770s

We literally fought and won our freedom from Great Britain who was the most powerful country in the world at the time. Talk about an underdog

2 1940s

@ParasN2000 War is never good. WWII was an evil time, but much good came out of it. Hitler and the Axis Powers were defeated, Jews were rescued from concentration camps, and countries like Poland were saved from Germany's control. The Americans of that time are called the Greatest Generation because they risked their lives to literally save the world, whether it was at Normandy's beaches or in the Philippines.

The time of the Greatest Generation, who fought in WWII.

How is war good?

3 1920s

The Roaring Twenties, with speakeasies, Al Capone, and great jazz. It was the best of times, it was the worst of times.

The roaring twenties

4 1950s

Juke boxes and leather jackets and oil guzzlers. Oh, and Elvis Presley of course. Was a time when parents weren't very involved. Also, was briefly the time of the Korean War.

5 1980s

The Second Cold War. Pop music from Michael Jackson and Madonna. And don't forget about Pacman. That little yellow chomper became an icon for the decade.

Mr. T had an educational video called Be Somebody or Be Somebody's Fool. Return Of The Jedi hit movie theaters in 1983.

They were amazing!

The best decade

6 1960s

The moon landing, the Cuban Missile Crisis, Kennedy's assassination. Also hippies and Woodstock and psychedelic music and drugs galore. But dadgumit, we went to the MOON in a rocket.

7 2010s

Barack Obama and Donald Trump, among other things. The Middle East and terrorism still remain hot-topic issues rolled over from the 2000s, but for the most part this decade has suffered more from internal unrest and division than it has from external pressures. On a separate note, this has also been the decade of cinematic universes and the social media boom.

I disagree. This decade has gotten progressively worse! The US is as divided as ever and literally everything is now a controversial topic. The US is a massive disaster right now

I am LOVING this decade! And I'm exited to see what the 2020s will bring!

Easily one of the best! I'm fixing America!

8 2000s

The 2000s was the era of the Iraq and Afghanistan wars, the 9/11 terrorist attacks, the Great Recession, the election of Barack Obama (the first African-American president), and the increasing era of globalization and information due to the internet. This was an era in which U.S. culture and global culture changed forever.

With the terrorist attack on 9/11, this decade changed everything about America and the American mindset.

9 1970s

This was a great decade for change. We see the popularization of beautiful genres of music, such as Progressive Rock (Pink Floyd, Yes), Hard Rock and Early Metal (Led Zeppelin, Black Sabbath), Funk (Parliament, Zapp & Roger, Funkadelic), Punk Rock (Ramones, Sex Pistols), Disco, Reggae (Bob Marley), etc. We see the rise of the Environmental Movements, the LGBTQ Rights Movement, Second-Wave Feminism, Youth Rebellion, etc, which were all a sign that people wanted a better society in the U.S. to live in.

Vietnam and hard rock legends like Aerosmith, Eagles, Black Sabbath, and AC/DC. Was also the New Hollywood era, out of which came Indiana Jones, The Godfather, E.T., A Clockwork Orange, The Exorcist, and Star Wars.

10 1990s
The Contenders
11 1840s

The time of the gold rush and the movement to the West Coast. (I just included this one for the fun of it.)

12 1860s

Although during this period the Emancipation Proclamation freed the slaves and we reunified the North and South, this was one of if not the bloodiest decades in U.S. history. The amount of casualties and bloodshed in the Civil War was horrifying. President Abraham Lincoln was assassinated and racial discrimination immediately followed the Civil War during the Reconstruction period.

13 1900s
14 1890s
15 1800s
16 1930s
17 1880s
18 1790s
19 2020s
20 1910s
21 1870s
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