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1

What does GI stand for?

Government Issue

2

What did GI do?

give grants to veterans, pay for college, buy homes, and establish morgaes

3

What was fair deal?

Trumans new domestic policy

4

WHat did fair deal do?

extended social security system, expanded low income housing, Americans deserved a
“Fair Deal” from their
Gov’t.

5

How much did fair deal raise minimum wage?

75 cents an hour

6

What does “The Buck stops here" mean?

show he was willing to take responsibility for his actions and beliefs

7

Who led d-day invasion?

Eisenhower

8

how many seconds was a new baby born?

`7

9

“Graying of America” meanig

as they get older will put a financial strain on America (since they live
longer and receive programs like Social Security for longer
than ever before)

10

what was time of the baby boomeds length?

1946 and 1964

11

Who created levitt town?

william levitt

12

how many houses per week?

150

13

“Keeping up
with the Jones’.” meaning

Many in the 50’s felt the need to have everything their
neighbors had

14

by 1960 what % pop moved into suburbs

1/3

15

Why did people move to the suburbs?

avoide crime, pollution, bigger houses, shortage of goods in cities

16

Consumerism meaning?

people could buy a
wide range of things – and things
buying of products help change
and improve their lives.

17

what collar was physical labor?

Blue Collar

18

What is a Franchise?

company stores that are individually owned but follow the central company model and leadership

19

What is a multi-national company?

american companies operated and became interconnected with oversees companies in Europe and asia

20

Who said “Television is a vast
wasteland.”

Newtown Minnow of the fcc

21

Superstar meaning?

famous celebrity as we view famous today

22

What did Elvis do?

He was
able to use TV unlike previous
singers and also crossed over
into movies (Hollywood)

23

What were the behavioral rules of the 50's

Obey Authority.
Control Your Emotions.
Don’t Make Waves  Fit in
with the Group.
Conform to “Mainstream” society
(as most Adults were
attempting to do as well
throughout the decade)

24

What were three categories of television?

Comedy, Action/Adventure, Variety Style entertainment

25

What show was giving the answers?

Twenty-One

26

Who was first artist to sell a billion records?

Elvis

27

Who wrote The Other America?

Michael Harrington

28

What was first computer called/

ENIAC (Electronic Numerical Integrator and Computer)

29

What was first business computer called?

UNIVAC (Universal Automatic Computer)

30

What was the first Russian satellite?

Sputnik I

31

What was the national defense education act?

Tried to get more math and science in school to close the perception that we were behind the soviets

32

Who did Hollywood use aliens as a metaphor for?

Communists

33

how many nuclear weapons did we launch and where?

217 over Pacific and in Nevada

34

What is mass media?

communication which reaches large audiences such as newspapers, radios, tv, and internet