The baby boomer generation has transformed America

Baby Boomers. The name fit perfectly years ago. When we were babies, we made up a boom that our country had never witnessed before, writes

The Beatles helped define the baby boomer generation.

Years and years later, that name doesn’t exactly seem as fitting. We Boomers have not been babies for a long time.

As a result to an increase in fertility after World War II, Boomers were born between 1946 and 1964. Today, Baby Boomers range in age from their mid-40s to mid-60s.

As soldiers returned home after fighting in World War II, they embraced the American way of life again, and also began the Baby Boom.

The number of births per year went from 2.8 million up to 4.3 million, and then dropped back down to 3.14 million.

The people who define the Baby Boom have spanned two decades, and there’s alot of difference between an old Boomer born in 1946 and a young Boomer born in 1964. But they were all part of the long tidal wave of births.

Baby Boomers are a force to be reckoned with in the United States, with 75 million making up 29 percent of Americans according to the latest statistics.

Baby Boomers comprise the largest and most powerful demographic according to age.

Senior Boomers, born in the late 1940s and the early 1950s, were coming of age in the late 1960s.

The formative years of boomers encompassed the assassinations of President John Kennedy, Senator Bobby Kennedy and Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., the Viet Nam War and Woodstock.

Sit-ins and other types of demonstrations, protesting the Viet Nam war, and Watergate are part of the older Boomer’s experience.

As The Boom matured over the years, if Boomers wanted it, the economy wanted it too. The toys and tools Boomers have longed for and looked for have had a history of steering the enonomy.

Boomers make up the lion’s share of the work force.

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