1950's Assignment- Alyx Kahl

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1950's Assignment- Alyx Kahl

The Boomin' 50's!

Elvis Presley is the king of Rock & Roll, he was extremely loved in the 1950's.

Dresses were tight in the middle, and flowing elsewhere.

In this time period, a nice suburban home was $6,000. You could buy pounds of food for less than one dollar.

Betty White in 1950 singing "Getting to know You."

There were 76.4 million “baby boomers” in the United States in the 1950's post-war era!

Clip from the famous "Twilight Zone."

Popular Slang of the 1950's.-bad news - a depressing person-cat - a hip person-cruisin' for a bruisin' - looking for trouble-frosted - angry -pad - home-hitting the hop - doing drugs-nest - hair -scream - drive fast

Broadcast about the first attempt to film aerially. Sep. 29.1950.

In this time, women were looked at as cleaners and cookers in the home. They had no real responsibilities financially and Men ruled in the world.

Ford Advertisement from 1950

In the 1950's, consumerism was extremely overdone because everyone had the idea of being perfect american families so they did anything just to fit in and conform.

Crooners were popular , and backed by big band tunes.

Bomb Shelter designs were sold to the American Public by the government.

Eisenhower & Truman were the presidents in this decade.

The Cold War and threat of nuclear annihilation.In times of general panic, populations seek whatever cure-all they can find to ease their minds.


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