For my History IA I want to compare the Roaring Twenties/Lost Generation of the 20s and the Beat Generation of the 50s. They are very similar as they came about under the same circumstances - a world war. They were both counterculture and found similarities in music, literature, and alcohol/drugs. They both acted out against the restrictive societal norms of their day. The only major difference between the two is that the 20s was about spending money and living a lavish life and the 50s was about sort of going back to the basics and living a humbe life. This sort of lead me to the question, "How counterculture was the Beat Generation if it shared so many similarities with the Roaring Twenties/Lost Generation?" Can someone tell me if this is a good question? Any different ideas are great too! Please and thank you!