Art/Entertainment

By: Martha M, Maddie L, and Klohie K

Post Cold War Culture

Description:

What: Sports becoming popular (playing and watching them)

Time Period: 1950s

Location:Throughout America

Cause and Outcome of Event or Person:

Cause: People wanted to be entertained by something and relax during their leisure time.

Reason: Americans had more leisure time than ever before now that WWII was over.

Result: More fans than ever attended baseball, basketball, and football games as well as watched them on television. Also, millions of people participated in sports such as fishing, bowling, hunting, boating, and golf.

Importance:

Significance: Lots of money was spent on these activities, and sports stars became very popular.

To Whom: All ages of people throughout America




Description:

What: Rock 'n' roll music

Time Period: 1950s

Location: Started in Cleveland, Ohio, but became popular everywhere in America

Cause and Outcome of Event or Person:

Cause: Musicians in the 1950s added electronic instruments to traditional blues music, creating rhythm and blues.

Reason: The listeners responded enthusiastically and new music was created for all Americans (both black and white)

Result: Many new rock 'n' roll artists became popular such as Elvis Presley.

Importance:

Significance: Record sales increased, and many new artists became extremely popular

To Whom: The name "rock 'n' roll" came to mean music that's both black and white-music that is American