1950's Culture

By Dennis Salgado

Television

Television was invented in the 1930s, few Americans had watched a TV show even into the late 1940 but at the end of the Fifties, TVs were present in 90% of homes.

Baby Boom

Almost exactly nine months after World War II ended, “the cry of the baby was heard across the land,” as historian Landon Jones later described the trend. More babies were born in 1946 than ever before.They made up almost 40 percent of the nation’s population.

Vaccine

In the late 1950s, several different groups of researchers were developing vaccines against polio, which at the time was still epidemic worldwide. Dr. Koprowski, was in fact responsible for introducing AIDS to the human population or that he is the father of AIDS. The vaccine virus was grown in tissue cultures taken from macaque monkeys

Interstate Highway System

Interstate Highway System, which the Secretary of Commerce called "the greatest public works program in the history of the world." It had a military as well as civilian purpose: it could be used to rapidly evacuate cities in case of a Soviet missile attack. It was a nationwide construction project.

Rock-n-roll

During the 1950s many African Americans migrated into the urban cities for jobs, which caused for African Americans and whites to be in close proximity to each other, because they were close to each other their music and other things over lapped and this overlap caused for the birth of Rock and Roll. Rock and Roll is the combination of the Rhythm and Blues. Some historic Rock and Roll artist like Elvis Presley and Little Riche had a huge impact on shaping the way Rock and Roll is viewed today.

Suburbs

no individual promoted suburban growth more than WILLIAM LEVITT. quickly build housing for military personnel, Levitt applied the techniques of mass production to construction. In 1947, he set out to erect the largest planned-living community in the United States on farmland he had purchased on Long Island, New York. Levitt was building 36 houses per day

Transistor

A small portable radio receiver that uses transistor-based circuitry. They became the most popular electronic communication device in history, with billions manufactured during the 1960s and 1970s. Beginning in the 1980s cheap AM transistor radios were replaced by devices with higher audio quality, portable CD players, personal audio player, and boom boxes.

Integrated Circuit

As with many inventions, several people had the idea for an integrated circuit at almost the same time. The first man, who must be credited for the integrated circuit, is the British engineer Geoffrey Dummer. In September 1957, Dummer presented a model to illustrate the possibilities of solid-circuit techniques.Dummer's ideas however remained unrealized and relatively unknown, because the UK military failed to perceive any operational requirements for ICs, and UK companies were unwilling to invest their own money.