Exploring the 1950's

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Discipline:
Social Studies
Subject:
World History
Grade:
11

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Exploring the 1950's

Exploring the 1950's

Rose Beisel-Linn, Hanna Chodzin, Duncan Erwin, Lay Paw

Time Line

1950

Average Cost of:loaf of bread- 12 centsa gallon of milk-a house- $8,450.00a car- $1,510.ooa gallon of gasoline- 18 centsa television- $339.95-$254.95a movie ticket- 37 cents

Important People in the 1950s:Rosa Parks- established rights for the blacks by refusing to give up her seat on a segregated bus.Harry S. Truman- 33rd president of the United StatesMartin Luther King Jr- organized and led marches for blacks right to vote and equality.

Average Family Size- average family size of 3.5Average Age of marriage- 20 for women, 23 for men

The economy of the 1950s experienced an overall growth of about 37% which allowed Americans to buy and afford more things such as cars, TVs, and suburban homes.

Morals/Values- conservative, Christian, wholesome beliefs, values family, normalcy, the status quo

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Elvis Presley's first hit "Heartbreak Hotel" which quickly reached #1

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DNA discovered in 1953

Fears/Desires-Economy collapsing, communistic takeover, stereotypes, civil rightsNew Legislation-1954- segregation in schools was ruled unconstitutionalAdvances in Science/Technology- R.S.Ohl discovered that sunlight striking a silicon wafer could produce large numbers of free electrons

Major National/International Events:Korean war begins its 3 year conflict when troops of North Korea, invade South Korea.Cold war continues with the U.S. assist from President Dwight Eisenhower when he approvaed a nuclear arsenal.

Slang tearms/meanings:bread: moneyagitate the gravel: to leaveankle-biter: a child-Teenagers would often sew, read, and rebel in their free time.

Economy:unemployment rate-annually it averaged 4.7national debt- $274,374,222,802.62minimum wage-75 cents, then raised to $1 in 1956average household debt- personal- about $2,000


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