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1950



Introduction/Timeline

In the 1950s, there were a lot of historical events. On 1950 Russia announces it has an atom bomb. King George VI died and succession of Queen Elizabeth II happened on 1952. Also on that year, peace agreement between West Germany, United States, Britain, and France was signed. On 1953 Siberia had an H-bomb explode by Russians French army defeated at Diem Bien Phu by Vietnamese in 1954. In 1956 was when Anti-Soviet risings in Poland and Hungary crushed. 1957 was the year that Republic of Ireland declares state of emergency to fight the IRA.

Popular Music

external image elvis-rock-roll-legend.jpgRock and Roll- is a combination of African American blues, country, jazz, and gospel music it became very popular in the 50's and included instruments like saxophone and trumpet. People like Elvis Presley was one of multiple rock and roll artists.


Number 1 Hits of the Decade


Politics
Coming soon a video broadcast featuring Alejandra. This video includes a video broadcast talking about 1950's politics! In the 50s, there wasn't many politics. Some politic is that the president during the 50s was Dwight D. Eisenhower. Also, Harry S. Truman was a president in the 50s.


Popular Culture (transportation, fashion, entertainment, art, dances, food and dinning)

Entertainment: In the 1950s, the most top rated show was “I Love Lucy”. Kids liked to watch Mickey Mouse and other Disney shows.
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Food/Dinning: The 50s were a decade where people liked to go out and eat at fancy restaurants or go by a fast food one instead.
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Dances: In the 50s they had many different types of dances like the jitterbug, the rock’n’roll, bop, boogie-woogie, swing, and lindy. Teens loved to dance to these.
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Transportation: People liked the motor cars in the 1950s. Some liked to imagine driving in a Packard Caribbean Convertible or a Packard Predictor.
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Visual Arts: People mostly liked to look or make art about other people.
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Fashion: In the 50s fashion looked elegant and nice. Girls would mostly wear dresses and liked to have their hair curly and up in some sort of way. Boys would mostly wear something like a tuxedo and their hair nice and cut or usually just wear it back.
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