Life in the 1950s


During the 1950s the t.v. industry grew majorly. Many new stations were added, like comedy channels and children's channels. The advertising on t.v. also went up. In 1950 $170 million was spent on advertising and that rose to $2 million in 1960.


In the 1950s the number of private cars on the road raised from 40 million in 1950 to over 60 million in 1960. Most people needed cars because things like churches, stores and doctors' offices weren't within walking distance of the suburban homes. In 1956 President Eisenhower signed the Interstate Highway Act which allowed them to build 41,000 miles of highways.