1950 EVENTS

EMILEE EBERT

SOCIAL EVENTS

- In 1951 Truman signs peace treaty with Japan.

- Also in 1951 Rock and Roll begins.

- The " Great Smog of '52."

- In 1955 Disneyland opens.

- The Vietnam War begins in 1955.

POLITICAL EVENTS

- King George VI dies in 1952.

- Then Queen Elizabeth has her coronation in 1953.

- In 1953 Joseph Stalin dies.

- Rosa Parks refuses to give up her seat on the bus in 1955

- NASA is founded in 1958.

TEENAGERS: life for a teen in the 50's is a bit different then a teen now. Teens in the 50's had it rough, and teens now have it easy compared to them. Now we have more employment, money, technology, time, social events, school, and sports.

ECONOMIC EVENTS

- In 1951 the first color TV was invented.

- Car seat belts were first introduced in 1952.

- Ray Kroc opens his first Mc Donald's in 1955.

- The first TV remote was invented in 1956.

- In 1959 Alaska finally becomes part of the United States.