We Didn't Start the Fire

Jacob Rohder

Key Terms


In 1955, Rosa Parks got on a bus in Alabama and refused to give up her seat to a white man. This then led to the bus boycotts and MLK's civil rights movement.

Billy Joel

Billy Joel was part of the baby boom generation and states that they did not start the craziness in his generation nor did any other generation. There has always been news affairs though out history.
  1. Billy Joel wants to say that his generation, and any other generation, did not start the crazy issues in society.
  2. This song states issues in history from 1949-1989
  3. I agree with Billy Joel because problems and issues like these have been going on since history started.
  4. This song impacted the era by saying that its not just one generation to be blamed. It's everyone because every generation stated issues.
We Didn't Start the Fire by Billy Joel - WITH LYRICS