Booming 50's

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  • Ted Williams enters sring training as baseball's highest paid player

    Ted Williams enters sring training as baseball's highest paid player
    MlB player Ted Williams from the Boston Red Sox. He had a $125,000 contract. He was the highest paid player. Ted hit 318 balls in one season. He hit 388 balls and became the oldest baseball player to ever win a batting championship.
    From the books : " Important Events in Sports" 1950-1959,
    American Decades: 1950-1959, Ed Vincent Tompkins. Vol. 6
    Gale Cengage, 1954,
  • Marilyn Monroe

    Marilyn Monroe
    Marilyn Monroe was involed in Playbo, T.V. shows. The people who also watched her show and read Playboy was involved . Her career was at her highest point in the 1950's. It is important because she was a person that everyone knows. She was a very accomplished actor.
    From Our century 1950-1960 page 62
  • General Douglas MacArthur

    General Douglas MacArthur
    General Douglas MacArthur was named the cammander of the United nation forces. He protected South Korea from the North Korea invading them. He was very good at what he did. He was a very accompliced person. He realy helped out a lot.
    From: The American Dream Page 38
  • Elvis Presly

    Elvis Presly
    Elvis Presley was the king of rock and roll. He won all the girls and had many many fans. He had one famous move that was the hip swing. Elvis joined the army on March 24, 1958. Elvis however was not agood man he did drugs, hit his wife and other women. On the day of Augest 16, 1977 Elvis was found dead on his toilet.
    Source: Rock and Roll Generation Teen lif in the 50s page 61
  • North-South Korean War

    North-South Korean War
    The US and Russia split Korea into two countries because the norht wanted to be commnist and southern non-communist. Both the North and South both insisted they had control over all of Korea. War between the North and the South began and US helped South Korea but nobody won the war.
  • Peoples car designs

    Peoples car designs
    The people of the 1950's would change the look of their cars. They would change their car to suit their personal needs. It also made them stand out from other pepole. They also looked different then they do now. They would make look like dogs or fish.
    From: The American Dream 1950's Page 21
  • Ladies Proffesional Golf Association

    Ladies Proffesional Golf Association
    Women were involved with Ladies Proffesional Golf Assocaition. Women got to start golfing with men. This organization is headquarted in Daytona Beach, Florida. Has women from around the world golfing. Teh LPGA is the oldest continuing women's proffesional sports organization in the United States.
  • TV Dinner

    TV Dinner
    The Swanson company made TV dinners. They were easy dinners because they were easy to make and easy to access. People still use them today because they are still easy to make and kids seem to like them.
    The source is: The American Dream
  • Drive in movie

    Drive in movie
    The people of the United States started going to drive in movies in the early 1950s. When people went to the movies they would sometimes hide in the trunks of cars so they would not have to pay. To get in you would pay the toll man and then find a place to park and sit and watch the movie. There would be speakers by your car window so you could hear the movie. The movies would usally be at night so you could see the screen.
  • Floyd Patterson

    Floyd Patterson
    The people that were envolved with it were boxers around the world. It started in the 1950s. Floyd patterson was the boxing superstar of the 1950s. At 21, Floyd became the youngest man to win the heavy weight chamionship. Had a record of 55 wins, 8 losses, and 1 draw, with 40 lock-outs.
  • John Wayne

    John Wayne
    John Wayne was an actor who was very famous. He was one of the most loved actors in the United Sates. One movie of his was Big Jake. In one of the movies he dies and the whole Country was very upset about that and did not really like the actor who killed him.
  • Elizabeth Taylor

    Elizabeth Taylor
    Elizabeth Taylor had a lot of fans. She also had many many husbands. She started acting as a young child. Elizabeth Taylor a well known for her acting and a good role model. She was also in many other movies.
    From: http://famousnetwork.blogspot.com/2011/01/history-of-famous-people-of-1950s.html
  • Butch Hair Wax

    Butch Hair Wax
    Butch hair wax was most popular with teenage boys. It came in a bottle and you could comb it in you hair. There was diffrent kinds of hair. Boys would use it to style their hair. It is now used as hair wax.
  • Mickey Mantle

    Mickey Mantle
    Mickey Mantle was on the New York Yankees team. The Yankees were involved with Mickey Mantle's career. His baseball career started in 1951. His first baseball game was on April 17, 1951. Played 18 seasons in Major League baseball.
  • I love lucy

    I love lucy
    I love Lucy was a black and white comady for the whole family. Lucy was a girl who would try to do simple things and mess up on them. I love Lucy was a show for the whole family. I love Lucy last episode was on May 6, 1957. I used Rock and Roll Generation Teen life in the 50s Page
  • Films

    Films are a big part in history and they really started taking off in the early 50s. People started making home made films for fun. Sometimes people would make them beause they were board other times they made them because they wanted to get a message out.
  • Car seat belts

    Car seat belts
    The car seatbelt has saved many lives. Nils Bohlin invented the seatbelt. Everyone who had a car had to have a seatbelt. Today we still use the seatbelt. It still saves many lives.
  • Scrabble

    Scrabble was a game for the whole family. People still play the game today. In Scrabble you have to find a certain amount of words in a certain amount of time. Whoever has the most words at the end of the game wins.
  • First Hockey Game televised

    First Hockey Game televised
    People who like hockey were involved. This was very important because people could watch hockey from their house. It happened on Oct 11, 1952. Some people thought it was not possible. Over 300 fans watched the game.
  • Mr. and Mrs. Potato Head

    Mr. and Mrs. Potato Head
    Mr. and Mrs. Potato Head was the first televised children's toy. The body was made out of a real potatos. The parts of the faces came in a pack. Kids could stick the parts in the potato and play with the potato in character. The Potato Heads are still played with today but they are not made out of real potato.
  • Americans taking preperation for H-Bomb attack

    Americans taking preperation for H-Bomb attack
    It was announced that the US had a new bomb called the H-Bomb or Hydrogen Bomb. It was said that the hydrogen bomb could create a force 700 times greater than that of an A-Bomb. Americans felt exposed to such attacks from another country so bomb shelters opened up. Some families practiced weeks living undergrond for sch an attack. Our Century 1950-1960:6
  • Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay

    Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay
    New Zealander Edmund Hillary and Nepalese Tenzing Norgay were the first people to climb Mount. Everest. Mount. Everest is the highest mountain in the world. They proved that if you set your mind to something that you can do it. They reached the top at 11:30 May 29, 1953. They did lots of training to be able to climb that high.
    From: http://history1900s.about.com/od/1950s/qt/mteverest.htm
  • Barbara O. Barwell

    Barbara O. Barwell
    Barbara was the first female US marine to be awarded the medal Navy and Marine Corps medal for heroism. She gave women the feeling you can do anything you want to do even be a Marine.
    From: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Women_in_warfare_and_the_military_(1945–1999)
  • Frank Sinatra

    Frank Sinatra
    Frank was a singer for all ages. He would sing in small towns and in big cities. Frank sang for a long time. He died on May 14, 1998.
  • Shot Clock

    Shot Clock
    The people that were involved with it are NBA Danny Biasone. The shot clock fisrt came to use in 1954 in Syracuse, New York.
    It is improtant because it has been used ever since. The shot clock is usually associated with basketball, but is also used in snooker, pro lacrose, water polo, korfball, and ten-pin bowling. A shot clock is used to quicken the time of a game.
  • Brown Vs the Board of Education

    Brown Vs the Board of Education
    Oliver Brown sued the Board of Education because there was an elementary school just four blocks away from the home of Oliver Brown that his daughter Linda could have gone to but he was denied. Linda had to walk across a dangerous railroad track just to get on a bus to ride for 25 miles to get to school. The court's unaminmous decision to end School Segregation. Events That Shaped Our Century:122
  • Televisions available to own

    Televisions available to own
    Televisions were available to own in the 1950's. 55.7% of US households owned a television in 1954. The television gave people access to news and television shows. More modern versions of televisions have been created and are still being created today. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Television_set 5/7/13
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    Johnny Cash

    Johnny Cash's had his first album called Johnny Cash and his hot and blue guitar. Johnny sang with his wife June Cater, his first wife, Johnny Cash pleased a lot of his fans with his good music.
    From: :http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ella_and_Louis
  • Three King of the Keyboard

    Three King of the Keyboard
    Richard Wang, Jerry Lee Lewis, and Chuck Berry were the Three King of the Keyboard. They were the first all black band to be famous. They started playing in 1955. The book I used was Rock and Roll Generation Teen Life in the 50s Page 36 and 37
  • McDonald's First Restraunt

    McDonald's First Restraunt
    McDonald's first restraunt was known as McDonald's BBQ. It opened in San Bernardino, California. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/McDonald's 5/7/13
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Richard_and_Maurice_McDonald 5/7/13
  • Polio Vaccine

    Polio Vaccine
    The Polio Vaccine was a big invention because it stopped people from getting Polio. It help a lot of people who had Polio and people from getting Polio. Jonas Salk was the first tested in 1952. You had to drink the vaccine to prevent getting it.
  • Martin Luther King Jr.

    Martin Luther King Jr.
    Martin Luther King Jr. started a movement for African Americans to help them get the same rights as white people. He also gave the, "I have a dream," spech. He was assassinated in 1968. Martin didn't like to not have the same rights as white people. He as born in Atlanta and died in Memphis.
    From: The Civil Rights movement for Kids Page 29
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    Hurricane Diane

    Hurricane Diane was an Atlantic Hurrcane. It was one of the worst hurricanes at the time. It had peaked winds of 120 MPH. It affected North Carolina, the Mid-Atlantic States. and New England.
  • Emmett Till Murdered

    Emmett Till Murdered
    Emmett Till was an African American. Emmet Till was Kidnapped on August 28th 1955. He the spark of the Civil Right movement. The reason is that he was interacting with a white girl. His body was found on August 30th 1955.
  • James Dean's Death

    James Dean's Death
    James Dean was a beloved actor. He died in a car accident in Salinas, California. He was told that the car was cursed. Three weeks after he was told this he crashed into a Ford. Rock and Roll Generation Teen life in the 50s:118
  • The Mickey Mouse Club

    The Mickey Mouse Club
    The Mickey Mouse Club was about a Mouse and his life. He would teach simple things like addition and subtraction. He had his clubhouse and his gang to help him on the missions.
    The book I used is The 50s Pop Culture
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    Montgomery Bus Boycott

    The Montgomery Bus Boycott started on December 1 wen Rosa Parks was asked to move to the back of the bus and she refused. She was fined 14$ but she appealed. People then boycotted the bus and protested. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Montgomery_Bus_Boycott 5/7/13
  • Neil Johnston

    Neil Johnston
    Neil Johnston Helped the Philadelphia Warrior to NBA Championship. He was a American Hall of Fame basketball player. He Played 8 years in the NBA. He played in the NBA from 1951 to 1959. He was well know for his right handed hook shot
    From:http://bleacherreport.com/articles/614028-nbas-best-players-of-the-decade-the-1950s-edition & en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Neil_Johnston
  • Radio Cassette Recorder

    Radio Cassette Recorder
    With the radio cassette recorder you could record you T.V. shows and you could watch them over. It was hard to get them if you didb't have a decent pay.People used them so they could go out and then watch their show. Radio cassette recordes have changed over time. People still use them today.
  • Louis Armstrong's first album

    Louis Armstrong's first album
    Louis Armstrong debut his first album and the people loved it. They had a very good debut. He was a very accompliced musicion and had very good music. He played the trumpet for many many years. He could hit realy high notes when playing.
    From: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ella_and_Louis
  • The barcode

    The barcode
    The barcode is used to scan things to ring up the prices on things in stores.The barcode was used as marks on objests. It looked like a bulleye with lots of circles. Barcodes have changed a lot over time. Barcode can be scaned through an Iphone to pull up information about the object from the internet.
  • World Series Perfect

    World Series Perfect
    The Yankees were involved with the World Series. It started in 1956. It was the first world series perfect game. The Yankees won the Series in the seventh game 4-3. But New York pitchers pitched five consecutive complete games.
    From the book : The American Journey 50s # 175
  • Optical Fibers

    Optical Fibers
    Optical Fibers were used with children. It ws used to send information. It is a flexable fiberscope. Harold Hopkins and Narinder Singh Kapany invented them. It can send up to 10 billion bits of information per second. Sometimes they are used as decorations and also in remote sensing.
  • Frozen PIzza

    Frozen PIzza
    The firt frozen pizza was mae by The Calentano Brothers. Only people who had decent pay could afford them. People bought it because it was esay to make. It came in a large box. People still use and by them today.
  • Althea Gibson

    Althea Gibson
    The people that were involved with it were African Americans and Americans. This happened between 1957- 1958. Althea Gibson was the first African- American tennis player in the United States. In 1956, Althea became the first African American to win the Grand Slam title. She won 11 Grand Slam tournaments, including six doubles titles, and was voted into the Internatiol Tennis Hall of Fame and International Women's Sports Hall of Fame.
  • Seventeen Magazine

    Seventeen Magazine
    Seveteen Magazine gave fashion advise and the latest trends. Teenage girls would read these magazine for fun and to see what people were wearing. When it first came out there were only 20 or so pages now there is 180 pages.
    The book I used is the Rock and Roll Generation Teen Life in the 50s Page 100
  • Little Rock Nine

    Little Rock Nine
    The little rock nine were the first black teenagers to be enrolled at an all white highschool in 1957. They were open to enroll since the High Court ruling of the Brown vs Board of Education case. They had to be escorted to and from classes for protection. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Little_Rock_Nine 5/7/13
  • Buddy Holly's Death

    Buddy Holly's Death
    Buddy Holly was a beloved musician. He was one of the biggest impacts on the start of Rock n Roll. He had died in a plane crash in Mason City, Iowa. He died along with Ritchie Valens, and The Big Bopper. He was buried in his hometown of Lubbock, Texas. The Story of Rock n’ Roll:28
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Buddy_Holly 5/7/13
  • Nascar first Daytona 500

    Nascar first Daytona 500
    Racers and fans were in involved with the first Nascar Daytona 500. This race occured in Daytona. This was the biggest race of the year. Was the second race of the Nascar Grand National season. The race lasted 3:41:22.
    From the book: Nascar greatest moments
  • The Barbie Doll

    The Barbie Doll
    The Barbie Doll was popular with girls. It was a big seller. It was not very desiged like it is now. It didn't have a lot of accessories. The Barbie Doll is still used today. It is much more detailed and has more accessories.