There is a conflict over if the 1950’s been the happy days or was it the bad days. There were many new things starting to come out, we had just came out of war and are producing many new things. What was more important? The 1950’s were not the happy days.
The 1950’s were not the happy days because everyone was in a panic. In document 2 the Americans are scared that we are going to get our freedom taken away by the Soviet Union. On the man who was carrying the water up to the fire on the Statue of Liberty his belt says “Hysteria”, that word means panic. Americans are always scared because Americans are afraid of the Soviet Union dropping bombs on the United States, and taking away our freedom. Document 5 clearly stated to protect Americans
Block A/D Era of 1926 - 1950 Era Paragraph Final Draft America has had its ups and downs, but with every death, comes a birth, and with every disaster, comes a creation or idea. This is why, the era of 1926 -1950 was meaningful to America because of the casualties from Adolf Hitler’s actions, the creation of the Golden Gate Bridge, and the series of severe dust storms during the Dust Bowl. The first event that made the era of 1926 to 1950 meaningful to America was the casualties of Adolf Hitler’s actions. Adolf Hitler was an Austrian born politician.
This essay, which was written in the 1940’s, begins by describing the fate of most actors. However, this essay focuses on one actress who did not share the same fate as most thespians. That actress is Ellen Terry. In addition to being a talented actress Terry was a talented writer, despite the fact that she did not acknowledge this. Her writings included descriptions of Henry Irving’s Hamlet, her autobiography, and many letters.
During the 1960’s, the Civil Rights Movement was a big topic and controversy with all of the United States. It was quite clear that African Americans did not get treated the same way that whites did. It had been ruled that it was constitutional to be “separate but equal”, but African Americans always had less than the whites did. For example, the schools that they had were run down, and had very little classrooms, books, and buses. Martin Luther King had a large role in the Civil Rights Movement, as did Malcolm X, and others.
In a time of economic prosperity, a rise in the standard of living and rock and roll, also known as the “happy days”, the 1950s were a time looked back on with nostalgia. On the other hand, the 1950s were also met with many problems involving civil rights, the Cold War and McCarthyism. After the end of World War II, Americans came home to jobs available and a period of consensus. Consensus meaning there wasn’t much debate in politics. However tensions quickly rose throughout the nation when Joseph McCarthy made serious accusations about the State Department.
The article by Stephanie Croontz “What We Really Miss About the 1950s” proves that Americans from the 1950s lived in a Nation with dark secretes; yet Americans insisted the ideal of practicing conventional values marriage was the element to achieve success and happiness in their home. The events from the rape and incest scene goes hand in hand with what American’s denied for a very long time; also, excluding the middle class from the underclass. That way to avoid mixing the sick individuals from the underclass with the middle class individuals who were obviously more educated and taking advantage of the prosperous era. That tactic gave the illusion that America was a safe heaven. Needless, to say that was just untrue.
The American people feared the spread of communism and nuclear war in the aftermath of the Second World War, while President Eisenhower addressed these fears by having strong domestic and foreign policies. The fear of communism carved a deep sense of mistrust in American people. They believed anything that was said and blindly followed people who were in political power without any basis of evidence. The fear of communism created a sense of “hysteria” (Document A) within the general public and even in people in government.
Conformity is behavior in accordance with socially accepted conventions or standards. Also according to Webster's dictionary social repression is is the act of controlling, subduing or suppressing people, groups and larger social aggregations by interpersonal means. I agree to the greater extent that during the 1950’s were a time of conformity and social repression. In American life housing, genders and culture get an impact on conformity and social repression.
Modern Era Essay It was the best of times, it was the worst of times. This is true for the Great Depression era. Literature written during the Modern Era demonstrates how life during the 1920s and 30s were hard for many people who had a low class career or for those who were mentally strained from the shortcomings. But for those who had a positive outlook on life, the dirty thirties weren't all that bad. Stories and Poems written in the Harlem Renaissance period like Richard Cory and Miniver Cheevy show that life was both mentally and socially difficult even for wealthy white males.
As World War II came to an end, the United States entered the 50s. This decade became a major influential time that brought many cultural and societal changes. Categories such as the economy, where a boom in new products increased, the technology world which incorporated new medicines and computers, entertainment when the television became popular and the overall lifestyles that Americans adapted to. All of these topics reshaped and created several advancements throughout society during the 1950s.
In the nineteen fifties, the wealth and overall attitude of America seemed to be uplifted. New technology (stemming mostly from the New Deal) for people who worked in agriculture increased their productivity. Though this only applied to large farms, and small farms began to become obsolete; causing the percent of farms in America to plummet by forty percent. Though not all means of production fell. Industrialization made a killing off of the new inventions.
The 1950’s was a time of great change in the United States that was filled with plenty of new inventions, programs, and movements. Firstly, one of the many things that had changed was the invention of luxurious items such as television, computers, and cars not to mention quality of life items like the refrigerator. Secondly, a multitude of people had moved to America causing the population to skyrocket. This meant that more houses for said people were going to be built. This was a win/win situation for people looking for a house or a job since not only were a lot of houses being built for people, but more and more jobs became available for them since who were going to build all of the new houses.
Top 5 Classic Car Accessories and Trim from the 50s Review the Top 5 Classic Car Trim and Accessories of the Mid-50s Many consider the 1950s the Golden age of the American automobile. Flamboyant styling showcasing the imagination of car designers turned into increased sales at the dealership. For me it was more than the tail fins and heavy chrome bullet bumpers found on [the Tri-Five Chevrolet Bel Air].
Progress Of Women In The 1920 's and 30 's Back in the 1920 's women started becoming extremely significant in the society. Before then, women rarely found jobs that accumulated a high enough income to raise a family. However this act of sexism changed in the early years of the 1920 's, women began to get involved in male dominated jobs. This time it worked, women were finally getting their say in political issues and they eventually got the chance to speak up. The government realized the types of distress and discomfort women went through to keep a healthy lifestyle for their young ones.
What We Really Miss About The 1950s In her essay, “What We Really Miss About the 1950s”, Stephany Coontz talks about the myth of the 1950s. She begins her argument by stating some reasons why the nostalgia for the 1950s exists. The main thing Americans miss about the those days is the stability. She acknowledges that this fallacy is not insane.
How did the Youth Culture and Protests of the 1960s-1970s Manifest a Counterculture? The end of World War II brought a large increase in the United States population called the Baby Boom. This group came of age in the 1960s and 1970s and brought with it a tradition-breaking generation of young people. This demographic intended to “fight the system” in order to correct wrongs they found in society.