10 Significant People from the 1950s

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Ed Sullivan - Ed Sullivan was known for being a famous show host. In 1948, CBS had Ed Sullivan host a new show, which was called The Ed Sullivan Show. His show was a success because he was able to appeal to the audience with great shows or acts from other famous celebrities. Sullivan was also great at recognizing talent in people. In the 1950s, he made many people into stars. The Ed Sullivan Show took place in the Ed Sullivan Theater, where a new show is now being aired, The Late Show with David Letterman. Ed Sullivan was a successful show host and star maker in America of the 1950s. Joseph McCarthy - Joseph McCarthy was a senator in the 1950s. He was known for putting a lot of other people in the government on trial for being…show more content…
He was then not able to participate in the Republican Administration. Rosa Parks - Rosa Parks is considered the mother of Civil Rights Movement. She had been a member of the NAACP (National Association for the Advancement of Colored People) before she became a huge issue throughout the nation in the 1950s. On Dec. 1, 1955, she refused to give up her seat to a white man who asked her to get up for him. Parks was tired that day and did not feel like giving up her seat. She was arrested for disobeying orders to go to the back of the bus. This caused the Montgomery Bus Boycott. After a year, the Supreme Court supported the court order to integrate the buses in Montgomery. This also sparked the beginning of the Civil Rights Movement in the 1950s. Dwight D. Eisenhower - Dwight D. Eisenhower was the President of the United States for two terms (1952-1960). He won the elections by saying that he will end the Korean War. Throughout his terms, he was concerned with the cold war tensions, so Eisenhower tried to ease those tensions. In his second term, there were many controversial issues with desegregation. He was not so interested in supporting desegregation, but he did approve of the desegregation to the point that he had to send troops to Little Rock, Arkansas for the desegregation laws to be effective. In the 1950s, Eisenhower was a great impact to provide a great deal of foreign aid to stop the spread of communism and to help calm racial
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