Affluence and Anxiety

  • Republicans

    Republicans win both sides of house in Congress.
  • Levittown

    William Levitt announces the establishment of Levittown.
  • desegregation

    Truman orders degsegregation of the armed forces.
  • Minimum Wage

    Minimum wage raises from 40 to 75 cents an hour.
  • Gwendolyn Brooks

    Gwendolyn Brooks becomes the first african american women to win the Pulitzer Prize.
  • Digital Computer

    Remington Rand unvails the first electric digital computer.
  • television show

    Edward R. Murrow inaugrates television news show See It Now.
  • McDonalds

    McDonalds chooses the golden arches for the hamburger shop.
  • Brown VS BOE

    Supreme Court orders the degsegregation of schools with the results of Brown VS BOE.
  • Vaccines

    Dr. Salk reports success in the antipolio vaccine.
  • Bus Boycott

    African Americans begin protesting segregation in montgomery, Alabama with the bus boycott.
  • interstate highway system

    Eisenhower signs legislation creating the interstate highway system.
  • civil rights act

    Congress passes first Civil Rights Act since reconstruction.
  • Cheater!

    Charles Von Doren confesses to cheating on television quiz show Twenty One
  • Sit In

    African American college students stage sit in in Greensboro, North Carolina.