1950s culture

Lee Ivey

the creation of TV

The television formally entered the homes of most Americans in the 1950s. Before the 1950s, from the 1920s onwards, people used radio for entertainment and recreation.It allowed people to get entertainment without leaving their homes. Also, before the TV, people had to go to theaters for entertainment. It allowed them to have entertainment for free.

interstate highways

In 1956, President Dwight Eisenhower signed the Federal Aid Highway act into law. It created approximately 41,000 miles of "national and defense highways". According to Eisenhower, it eliminated unsafe roads, ineffective routes, and traffic jams. It declared that the national highways were essential to the nation's interest. It changed America forever as far as mass transportation.

Rock and Roll 1950s

The 1950s marked the beginning of rock and roll. Famous singers that rose out of this era include Elvis and Bob Dylan. It also symbolized the struggle and rebellion between teenagers and adults.They also became famous idols and stars. This marked another era like the roaring 20s where young people challenged traditional values.

Integrated Circuits, transistors, and vaccines.

Technology and science advanced significantly during the 1950s. the integrate circuit (microchip) was invented and it is a semi-conductor where approximately thousands of millions of tiny resistor and capacitors are fabricated.Transistors were a step closer to modern computers that were invented in the late 1940s. Vaccines were a breakthrough in medicine. One example of this was in 1955, when a vaccine for polio was successful for a disease that had crippled potentially millions of Americans in the years before.

Baby boom of the 1950s/suburbs

The baby boom was where in the 1950s and lasting into the 1960s, birth rates were at an all time high for the US. Also this time marked mass movement of Americans all across the country. This was by Americans moving from rural areas to cities, and from cities to suburbs. Notably, suburbs first appeared at this time period.