American 1950's

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    American 1950's

  • The fight between the sovjetunion and the US

    The fight between the sovjetunion and the US
    The entire United States is shocked when President Truman says the Soviet Union had detonated the first atomic bomb before the United States
  • The korean war

    The korean war
    The US fights the communist koreans supported by China and the sovjet union.
  • The US arrests American communists

    The US arrests American communists
    USA arrests communists because they think they are spies from Russia. They are sentenced to death.
  • Baby boomers

    Baby boomers
    The economy is growing faster than ever, and the returning soldiers from world war 2 is starting familys around the states. 4 million children are born every single year.
  • Levittown

    Levittown
    2 thirds of the population lived in the city, so the new baby boom familys were looking for space in the suburbs. Houses were being build in under a day. Around the country the Levit's build nearly 38.000 houses for the average american. The houses were very afordable at the price of only 10.000 dollars.
  • Duck and cover

    Duck and cover
    Duck and cover was a drill program which taught young students how to go into cover in case the sovjet union attacked.
  • The US tests an atomic bomb

    The US tests an atomic bomb
    On 19 May 1953, the United States conducted the "Harry" nuclear test. It was part of a series of 11 nuclear weapon tests dubbed the operation "Upshot-Knothole" at the Nevada Test Site.
  • The difference between races

    The difference between races
    In 1954 in the south racial battles between black start occuring because black people think they are being treated as second class citizens. They want integrated schools.
  • The golden decade

    The golden decade
    America is the richest country in the world. Employment is high and wages are rising. life is good, so the teenagers of the new better generation starts to flood the market. The children just wanna have a blast.
  • Rock'n roll and elvis presley

    Rock'n roll and elvis presley
    Rock n’ roll is a music genre which had its glory days in the 1950’s in the US. The biggest artist ever of the rock n’ roll genre was Elvis Presley. Elvis Presley was highly influential in changing the social and moral values of white American society.
  • America and cars

    America and cars
    Americans love cars and by 1956 amercians now own 3 quarters of the worlds automobiles.
  • A integrated school in the south

    A integrated school in the south
    During the summer of 1957, the Little Rock Nine enrolled at Little Rock Central High School, which until then had been all white. The students' effort to enroll was supported by the U.S. Supreme Court's decision in Brown v. Board of Education (1954), which had declared segregated schooling to be unconstitutional. The confrontation in Little Rock drew international attention to racism and civil rights in the United States as well as to the battle between federal and state power.
  • Space race

    Space race
    Explorer 1 was the first satellite launched by the United States and was part of the U.S. participation in the International Geophysical Year. The mission followed the first two satellites the previous year; the Soviet Union's Sputnik, however, the US only gets scared when the soviet union puts a larger satellite in space that could hit the whole usa with nuclear bombs.