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I’m A Baby Boomer!

Recently I learned that I am a Baby Boomer!  I couldn’t believe it!  All these  years, I thought I was too young to be in that generation.  But according to Wikipedia, Baby boomers were those born between the 1940’s – 1960’s…namely 1946-1960.  I was born in 1960, so I just slipped under the wire!  Whew!  I don’t know if I should be happy or sad.  And Jeremy, our son who just turned 25, is an Echo Boomer!  Below is a table of U.S. Generations going back as far as the late 1500’s.  See if you can find your generation and let me know if you feel that generation’s mentality is true for you.  I’d love to hear from you.

 

U.S. Generations
* = dates disputed, ^ = Strauss and HoweThis box: view  talk  edit

Term

Period

^Puritan Generation

1588–1617

Puritan Awakening

1621–1649

^Cavalier Generation
^Glorious Generation
^Enlightenment Generation
^Awakening Generation

1618-1648
1648-1673
1674-1700
1701–1723

First Great Awakening

1727–1746

^Liberty Generation
^Republican Generation
^Compromise Generation

1724–1741
1742–1766
1767–1791

Second Great Awakening

1790–1844

Transcendentalist Generation
^Transcendental Generation
^Gilded Generation
^Progressive Generation

1789–1819
1792–1821
1822–1842
1843–1859

Third Great Awakening

1886–1908

^Missionary Generation
Lost Generation
Interbellum Generation
G.I. Generation
Greatest Generation

1860–1882
1883–1900
1900–1910
1900–1924
1911–1924

Jazz Age

1918-1929

Beat Generation
Silent Generation
Baby Boomers
Generation Jones

1914–1930
1925–1945
*1940s-1960s
1954–1965

Consciousness Revolution

1964–1984

Generation X
^13th Generation
MTV Generation
Boomerang Generation

*1960s–1980s
1961-1981
1974–1985
1977–1986

Culture Wars

1980s–present

Generation Y
^Millennial Generation
Echo Boom Generation
Internet Generation
^
New Silent Generation

*1970s–1990s
1982-2000
*1982–1992
*1993–2001
*1990s or 2000s-?

 

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