Given this national obsession, teenagers in the postwar period lived under a great deal of scrutiny from the society at large, with their every move catalogued and analyzed by academics, parents, community leaders, business leaders, religious leaders, politicians, journalists, educators, members of the mass media, and teenagers themselves. Despite these pressures, many teenagers, armed with their own cultural agendas and economic self-confidence, pushed back at the adult world, asserting the validity of their own brand of modern American life.events that included articles and pictures to create some excitement for the event among the student body. High school students often helped to direct the big event leisure activities by suggesting ideas, working on decorating and planning committees, ... Junior and senior proms (or the big dance equivalent) received the biggest build up in the paper as the aquot;ultimate nightaquot; on the social calendar.
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