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1950's decade project

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Kayla Cooper

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The Beat Generation the writers most frequently associated with the Beat Generation are Jack Kerouac, Allen Ginsberg, William S. Burroughs, Gregory Corso, and Diane DiPrima. Their identity of as poets-as-rock-stars sometimes obscures their contribution to American Literature.
1950's decade project
Men's Wear
Teenage boys wore cardigans as their letter mans because that was what the letter was seven onto
Dark colors for work
Suits and ties
Tucked in casual shirts
Brushed back hair

sock hops
the twist
3D movies
soda fountains
drive in theaters
the conical bra
card games
street hockey
Fashion and Trends
Skirts and Pants
Long Dresses, poodle skirts,
Suits and Leather
blouses with short sleeves or none at all
Pearls, Hats, Cat Glasses, Charm Bracelets
Hair Cuts
Girls: Cut short, Pulled back and Beehive
Hair slicked back with grease/wax
Who Did What
: Fashion and Trends
: Music and Dance/ Technology, Science, and Innovation
: Sports
: Art and Entertainment/ Famous Phrases, Commercials, and Slang
: History/ 5 Question Quiz
: Presidential Biography/ Economy
Eddie Cochran, Gene Vincent, Chuck Berry, Elvis Preasly, Chet Atkins, Buddy holly, Johnny Cash, and Sinatra
Art and Entertainment
Art and Entertainment
Art and Entertainment
Art and entertainment
TV/Radio Shows
HISTORY: Major Wars
HISTORY: Major U.S. Events
HISTORY: Major World Events
Presidential Biography
Price of goods during this era
Art and Entertainment
Famous Commercials/ Jingles
Famous entertainer of this Era
Technology, Science, and Innovation
Elvis Aaron Presley was an American singer and actor. Regarded as one of the most signifacant cultural icons of the 20th century, he is often refered to as "the King of Rock and Roll" He was born on January 8th 1935, in Tupelo. Some of his popular songs in the 1950's are "Teddy Bear", "Im counting on you", and "I Want you, I Need You, I Love You". Elvis passed away on August 16th, 1977.
Technology, Science, and Innovation
Harry S. Truman was in office from April 12, 1945 – January 20, 1953.
Dwight D. Eisenhower was in office from January 20, 1953 – January 20, 1961
"That'll be the day" Buddy
"Johnny B. Goode" Chuck
"Jail House Rock" Elvis
"Long Tall Sally"
"Summertime Blues"
Rock and Roll
Types of dances
The Twist
The Stroll
The Korean War
Korean conflict begins when North Korea captures South Korea
The Cold War
coming from tensions of WWII, between the Soviet Union and the United States
The Vietnam War
war between North Vietnam and South Vietnam
The Civil Rights Movement
after years of segregation throughout the 50's, in 1957, nine black teenagers were permitted to attend an all white high school in Little Rock.
Baseball was the most popular sport of this era
Mickey Mantle, Roberto Clemente, Hank Aaron, Willie Mays, and Sandy Koufax were one of many heroes of this decade
Mickey Mantle hits 536 home runs for the New York Yankees
Hank Aaron won the NL MVP
In 1951, Willie Mays won the NL Rookie of the Year Award
Roberto won the NL MVP award
Sandy Koufax and the Dodgers won the World Series in 1955 and 1959
Famous Artists of this Era
The Beat Generation the writers most frequently associated with the Beat Generation are Jack Kerouac, Allen Ginsberg, William S. Burroughs, Gregory Corso, and Diane DiPrima. Their identity of as poets-as-rock-stars sometimes obscures their contribution to American Literature.
Some popular movies during this era were "Vertigo" ( 1958), "On the Waterfront" (1954), "The Seventh Seal" (1957)
Presidential accomplishments
& failures
Famous Phrases
Innovations: Microwave Oven, Ultrasounds, microchip, self stored program computer, and first credit card.
"Slangs" = really funny
"Blast"= great time
"Blanket"= Sandwich
"Boss"= Great

Art and Entertainment
Famous Actresses
Scientific discoveries of the 1950s are the DNA model is proposed, cold fusion, solar batteries and tranquilizers.
Grace Kelly was the best Actress of the 1950's, her graceful, beauty, post WWII, added glamour to Hollywood.

Marilyn Monroe, was born on June 1st, 1929, in LA CA. some of her famous work are "Anyone can tell You I Love you", "Every Baby Needs a Da Da Daddy". and Ladiess of the Chorus"
The Rosenberg's
Julius Rosenberg and Ethel Greenglass Rosenberg- American citizens executed for conspiracy relating to the passing of information about the atomic bomb to the Soviet Union.
The U.S. gains it's last states
1959- The United States of America becomes a country of 50 states in total
Alaska and Hawaii are admitted official states of America
Immigration and Nationality Act of 1952
restricted immigration into the U.S
governs immigration and citizenship into the United States
England's New Queen
1953- Queen Elizabeth II was the sixth queen to have been crowned in Westminster Abbey
More than 8,000 guests attended the Queen’s coronation.
The Suez Canal Crisis
October 29, 1956- Israeli forces push into the Suez Canal after the Egyptian president, Gamal Abdul Nasser nationalized the canal
1) What were the last two states added to the United States of America?
2) What was the most popular sport of the 50's?
3) What slang term of the 50’s meant “great”?
4) Name one president in office during this decade..
5) What baseball team won nine world series during this decade (hint: New York, New York)?

Quiz Answers
1) Alaska and Hawaii
2) baseball
3) "Boss"
4) Harry Truman; Dwight D. Eisenhower
5) The New York Yankees
The economy overall grew by 37% during the 1950s.
The economy did not experience any major problems or breakthroughs.
American Cheese 45¢ per pound
Apple's 39¢ for 2 pounds
Bananas 27¢ for 2 pounds
Box of Chocolates $1.86 for 1lb
Cabbage 6¢ per pound
Campbells Tomato Soup 10¢
Carnation Milk Can 14¢
Chickens 43¢ per pound
Chuck Roast 59¢ per pound
Coffee 37¢ for 1 pound
Cream Corn 3 cans for 38¢
Eggs 79¢ for a dozen
Family Style Loaf of bread 12¢
Women joined the workforce and contributed to their family’s income.
Children were able to finish schooling and the roles of women saw change

Wrigley’s Doublemint Gum (1959) “Double your Pleasure, double your fun”
Campbell’s Soup “Have you had your soup today?”
Harry Truman ordered the dropping of atomic bombs of Hiroshima and Nagasaki
Harry Truman also created the Truman Doctrine which was used to try to contain communism in Eastern Europe
In 1951 Dwight D. Eisenhower became the first supreme commander of NATO
He also introduced the Eisenhower Doctrine. Under the Eisenhower Doctrine, a country could request American economic assistance and/or aid from U.S. military forces if it was being threatened by armed aggression from another state.
I love Lucy
The Twilight Zone
Minus One
Tales of the Texas Ranger
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