Examples Of Conformity In The 1950's

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The 1950’s was characterized as a prosperous and conformity for various reasons. One of the main reasons was the development of the suburbs. Since a lot of the black people migrated to the big cities there was rich and middle class families left to live in the suburbs areas to escape the crime of the cities. This mass migration later became known as the “white flight” (Document A). The 1950’s was the times when the American soldiers were coming back home from WWII and many new babies were born. This new families would moved to the suburbs and they were the perfect example of conformity, also known as “The American Dream”, married couples would have one or two children, often a pet, a nice house, and one or two cars. “This middle class families were earning between $3,000 and 10,000 a year. The population during this time was about 151,684,000 with an unemployment figure around 3,288,000” (Bradley). Industries began to expand in order to meet the needs for all the new people looking for work and thirty percent of the work force was in industry and commerce. The economy was booming steady. …show more content…

Elvis Presley was known as the "King of Rock 'n' Roll". Elvis was more successful than any other artist of the time. His influence on youth culture was very strong. This young people were impresses by the way he would dress, his voice, his music and his wild dance moves. After listening to Elvis teenagers had begun to think of themselves as being different from their parent’s generation. Many parents didn’t like Rock and Roll because they thought that it caused juvenile delinquency. Parents feared that their children would start to act and dress like these musicians. Therefore, parents tried to get rid of Rock and Roll music from many radio stations at the

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