|Era of Good Feeling
||1st Turning, High
||2nd Turning, Awakening
|Pre Civil War
||3rd Turning, Unraveling
||4th Turning, Crisis
* The era years are used in the TimePage timelines. The years defining the birth dates of the particular generational cohort are somewhat different than the years defining the actual social timing of the eras. [See the discussion page for Era types and also see "Background on Generational Theory Chart of the Saeculum" by Steve Barrera of Generation Watch for a good summary of the four Era types.]
** The primary generation types are those used in the Strauss and Howe book "The Fourth Turning." The names in parenthesis are the generation types from the original Strauss and Howe book "Generations."
*** Also known as Generation X.
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