1950’ s America THE POST WAR YEARS & BIRTH Of THE TEENAGER
READADJUST MENT AND RECOVERY • 1945- 1946 RETURNING VETERNINS FACED • HOUSING SHORTAGE & WERE CRAMPED INTO • OLD DECAYING URBAN APARTMENT • SUBURBS = answer because new methods • Mass-producing houses in small communities • Surrounding larger cites
REDIFINING THE FAMILY VS. • Many Marriages did take place once soldiers returned from war • HOWEVER women tended to divorce due to their new found independence when husbands were away..By the end of 1950s about 1 million marriages ended in divorces
TRUMAN • PRESIDENT 1945-1952“THE BUCK STOPS HERE!” • APPROVED USE OF ATOMIC BOMB ON JAPAN • ECONOMIC PROBLEMS TRUMAN HAD TO WORK WITH A REBUBLICAN CONGRESS • FIRST PRESIDENT TO LOOK AT CIVIL RIGHTS • DEMOCRATIC PARTY SPLIT OVEDR CIVIL RIGHTS ISSUE • TRUMANS FAIR DEAL PROGRAM = RAISED MIIMUM WAGE • EXTENDED SOCIAL SECURITY, LOW INCOME HOUSING
I LIKE IKE • PRESEDIENT EISENHOWER 1952-1959 • Middle of the road president =Modern • Republicanism= Gov. conservative when spending $$ liberal spending when dealing with humans • Famous domestic action @ 1954 Brown vs. Board of Education • Very popular president why??
THE AMERICAN DREAM VALUES= conformity , material goods, 2-3 children, close family ties, single family homes in SUBURBIA, 1-2 cars, TV WORK= man is the breadwinner$$$ at a white collared job (office job), Women stayed home, took care of children & home
BIRTH OF THE TEENAGER VS GREASERS FLATOPS /Preppies DANCING to R-N-R
1950’s fads R-n-R FAST
BABY BOOM 1945-1965 WHY DO YOU THINK THIS HAPPENED ? WHO ARE THE BABY BOOMERS ?