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1950s

  1. 1. 1950s<br />The American Dream<br />
  2. 2. Eisenhower, 1952-1960<br />
  3. 3. I like Ike, You like ike, everybody likes ike for president!<br />
  4. 4. Robert taft, Richard Nixon<br />
  5. 5. Adlai Stevenson, Democratic candidate<br />
  6. 6. Prosperity in the 1950s<br />
  7. 7. McDonald’s<br />
  8. 8. Frozen dinners and the housewife<br />
  9. 9. Tupperware<br />
  10. 10. Happy Days<br />
  11. 11. Corporate man<br />
  12. 12. Women in the 1950s<br />
  13. 13. The 1950s Housewife<br />Capitalist and consumer driven<br />White and middle class<br />Virgin when married at age 19, baby born 7 months later<br />Immediate motherhood-Dr Spock<br />Backlash against birth control<br />Blamed for social ills<br />Stay at home to showcase your husband’s skills<br />Out of wedlock births are unacceptable<br />College was only to find a man-MRS, PhT<br />Criticized for wanting anything beyond the home<br />
  14. 14. Women’s role<br />
  15. 15. Ads in the 1950s<br />
  16. 16. Advertising to promote alcohol and Tobacco<br />
  17. 17. Critics<br />Betty Friedan and the Feminine Mystique<br />
  18. 18. I love lucy<br />
  19. 19. Leave it to Beaver, Father knows best, Hoody Doody<br />
  20. 20. Civil Rights Legislation<br />Permanent Civil Rights Commission<br />Expand Justice Department powers to protect black voting rights<br />
  21. 21. Civil Rights Movement<br />
  22. 22. Paperbacks and Records<br />Americans were reading 1 million paperbacks a day in the 1950s<br />LPs and 45s brought music into houses<br />Elvis and rock n roll became “teen music”<br />
  23. 23. Beatniks:<br />Jack Kerouac<br />Allen Ginsburg<br />Advocated spontaneity, drug use, rebellion against social norms<br />Model for hippies<br />Writers:<br />JD Salinger<br />Affluent Society-John Kenneth Galbraith<br />Social Critics<br />

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