Flashcards in 50's Deck (34):
What does GI stand for?
What did GI do?
give grants to veterans, pay for college, buy homes, and establish morgaes
What was fair deal?
Trumans new domestic policy
WHat did fair deal do?
extended social security system, expanded low income housing, Americans deserved a
“Fair Deal” from their
How much did fair deal raise minimum wage?
75 cents an hour
What does “The Buck stops here" mean?
show he was willing to take responsibility for his actions and beliefs
Who led d-day invasion?
how many seconds was a new baby born?
“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)
what was time of the baby boomeds length?
1946 and 1964
Who created levitt town?
how many houses per week?
with the Jones’.” meaning
Many in the 50’s felt the need to have everything their
by 1960 what % pop moved into suburbs
Why did people move to the suburbs?
avoide crime, pollution, bigger houses, shortage of goods in cities
people could buy a
wide range of things – and things
buying of products help change
and improve their lives.
what collar was physical labor?
What is a Franchise?
company stores that are individually owned but follow the central company model and leadership
What is a multi-national company?
american companies operated and became interconnected with oversees companies in Europe and asia
Who said “Television is a vast
Newtown Minnow of the fcc
famous celebrity as we view famous today
What did Elvis do?
able to use TV unlike previous
singers and also crossed over
into movies (Hollywood)
What were the behavioral rules of the 50's
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)
What were three categories of television?
Comedy, Action/Adventure, Variety Style entertainment
What show was giving the answers?
Who was first artist to sell a billion records?
Who wrote The Other America?
What was first computer called/
ENIAC (Electronic Numerical Integrator and Computer)
What was first business computer called?
UNIVAC (Universal Automatic Computer)
What was the first Russian satellite?
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
Who did Hollywood use aliens as a metaphor for?
how many nuclear weapons did we launch and where?
217 over Pacific and in Nevada