In this chapter you read about the continuation of the Cold War, new technology such as the television, the growth of the suburbs, and the baby boom. But what were the 1950s really like? Have you ever heard of Burma Shave? What about Howdy Doody? Or Silly Putty? How much did things cost in the 1950s? One historian has called it the crucial decade. What do you think?
Destination Title: The Fifties Web
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Start at the Fifties Web home page.
- Click on Go Directly to Site Index.
- Scroll down and click on the topic Pop History.
- Select 1950 and read the information presented.
- Click back and select 1955 and read the information presented.
After reading through the sections listed above, answer the following questions.