1950's Consumerism

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The 1950s is often referred to as the Post-War era as well as the era of the Baby Boomers. After the end of World War Two tensions, both politically and militarily, were high. Cold War tensions were building and with the first telecast of an atomic explosion in the February of 1951, Cold War paranoia was inflated. As a response to this society alerted their focus from militaristic activities to the rise of the common household and person. This was notable due to the rise of advertisements in this era. The median income grew during this time era that helped the second rise of consumerism gain momentum. The median income of this time was around three thousand dollars in 1950, which calculates to around thirty thousand with the current inflation

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