Fast Facts about the Silent Generation

  • The Silent Generation was born from 1925 to 1944, with a total of 52.5 million live births.

  • This was the smallest generation of the last 100 years.

  • They were unaffected by immigration because of the Great Depression and World War II.

  • The Silent Generation followed meekly in the shadow of the GI Generation.

  • They adopted the GI Generation’s art, music, clothing, and overall culture.

  • They lived modestly and saved their money.

  • They were civic-minded.

  • The Silent Generation fought thanklessly in the Korean conflict.

  • They experienced little competition in sports, business, and the military as they moved up the ranks quickly into the void left behind by the huge GI Generation.

  • The Silent Generation enjoyed very low unemployment. ...

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