Essay On The 1950's And 60

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"That 's one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind,” Neil Armstrong. The 1950’s and 60’s nuclear knowledge impacted America forever, bringing both happiness and horror to American citizens. The end of World War II brought lots of happiness and joy to American citizens, who were ecstatic that the Nazis had been defeated and the Americans were victorious once again. Soon after the bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, American scientists started to work on bigger and more powerful bombs. The awareness of bombs was growing, and bigger problems arose. The knowledge of nuclear science affected the American citizens in the 1950 's and 60 's, by influencing public entertainment, causing the creation of NASA, and forcing people to live in…show more content…
One of the first villains that Spider-Man had to fight was William Baker or Sandman. William Baker had a rough childhood and grew up in a bad neighborhood in New York. Williams father left him when he was a young boy, and it led William into a life of bad decisions and hate. William was one of the most successful criminals in New York, but one day he was caught and sent to prison. William escaped from prison and hid near an atomic testing site on the beach. The steam system of the experimental reactor exploded, and a blast of radiation bonded his body with the sand on the beach, allowing him to shape his body into any shape whenever he wanted (William Baker…show more content…
During the Space Race, many Americans were filled with lots of patriotism and were very happy and proud about comics where the Americans beat the Russians. For this reason, The Fantastic 4 was a very popular comic, because they started off as a group of astronauts racing the Russians into space. The four astronauts were in their rocket ship, on their way to space, when they were exposed to dangerous cosmic rays (Ahmed). The cosmic rays gave each of the four astronauts a different superpower. Reed Richards, the man who invented and built their space ship, became able to stretch his arms and legs. Susan Storm, Reed’s fiancee, gained the ability to become invisible. Susan’s brother Johnny was able to fly and cover his body in fire, and Ben Grimm, a roommate of Reeds in college was given super
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