1950s Culture

Dalila Johnson

The Pastwar Booms:

Historians used the word "Boom" to describe a lot of things about the 1950's , the booming economy the booming suburbs and most of all the so called "Baby boom". This boom began in 1956, when a record number of babies 3.4 million was born in the United States.


The tensions between the United States and the soviet Union known as cold war, was another defining element of the 1950's. After World War II , Western leaders began to worry that the USS had what one American diplomat called "expansive tendencies".

Moving to the Suburbs

The Baby boom and the Suburban boom went hand in hand. Almost as soon as World World II ended , developers such as William Levitt began to buy land on the outskirts of cities and use mass production techniques to build modest, inexpensive track houses there.

Civil Rights Movement

A growing group of Americans spoke out against inequality and injustice during the 1950's . African Americans fighting against racial discrimination for centuries .