Going Back to the Past

By: Joshua Collins

1950's

Suburbia: In the U.S.A and Canada, 1950 was the first year that more people lived in suburbs than any where else.The development of the skyscraper and the inflation of downtown real estate prices also led to downtowns being more fully dedicated to businesses, therefore pushing residents outside the city center.


First Person In Space: Yuri Alekseyevich Gagarin was a Russian pilot and cosmonaut. He was the first human to journey into outer space, when his Vostok spacecraft completed an orbit of the Earth on 12 April 1961.


Television: Television became a lot more popular in households during the 1950's. Families were spending more time together but less time talking. Popular television shows in the 1950's included Howdy Doodly, Roy Rogers, Lassie, Mickey Mouse Club House, and I Love Lucy just to name a few.

1960's

Baby Boom: A Baby boomer is a person who was born between 1946 and 1964 (after World War II). The baby boomer generation makes up a substantial portion of the North American population and they have greatly impacted the economy.


Music: Rock 'n' Roll was the newest music trend set by the baby boomer teenagers. Some famous musicians of the time are Elvis Presley, The Beetles, Bob Dylan, Ray Charles, Johnny Cash, Rolling Stones, Jimi Hendrix and many, many more.


Cars: The 1960's were an amazing time for American Automotives because everyone had extra money to spend on luxury's such as newer model cars. The top 4 cars in North America in the 1960's was the Volkswagen Bus, Plymouth Road Runner, Chevy Camaro, and the Ford Mustang.

1970's

Pierre Trudeau: Was the 15th Prime Minister of Canada from April 20th, 1968 to June 4th, 1979 and again in the 1980's. Trudeau was Canada’s best-known politician, both at home and overseas. He was a main contributor to negotiating Canada’s constitutional independence from the British Parliament and establishing a new Canadian Constitution with a Charter of Rights and Freedoms.


FLQ: The Front de libération du Québec was a group in Quebec who supported the Quebec sovereignty movement. The Quebec sovereignty movement is a political movement as well as an ideology of values, and ideas that promote the independence for the Canadian province of Quebec.


Vietnam War: The Vietnam War was a long, costly armed conflict that was fought between the communist regime of North Vietnam and its southern allies, known as the Viet Cong, against South Vietnam and its principal ally, the United States. The war began in 1955 (though conflict in the region stretched back to the mid-1940s), and ended on April 30th, 1975.