1950's Essay

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  • America in the 1950's Essay

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    America in the 1950's Society in America during the 1950’s was one that portrayed men and women in very different, but rigid roles. Women were housewives, secretaries, and mothers. Men were providers, war heroes, and businessmen. Television, newspapers and magazines played an important role as well in determining ways men and women should behave. Advertisements for real estate were designed to sell to the “All-American” family. For example; Dad would be the returned home veteran who is now

  • Pop Culture In The 1950's

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    Pop culture in the 1950s can be summed as culture in the 1950s. Cold war baby boomers Korea red scare. The 1950s america can be summed up as music the best fashion and the best music. People moving to suburbs and babies were being born because soldiers were returning home.After World War 2 ended, many Americans were eager to have children because they were confident that the future held nothing but peace and success. Much of this increase came from government spending: The construction of interstate

  • Essay on 1950’s Youth Culture

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    1950’s Youth Culture Youth culture in the nineteen fifties was a time that opened up the world to be integrated for whites and blacks. In this paper the fifties are analyzed through the clothing, styles, cars, family life, and most importantly entertainment. Talking to various members of my family I asked them if they could remember the way that the youth dressed in the nineteen- fifties. The responses were all similar. The popular man role wore tight white T- shirts which were described to

  • 1950's Movie Essay: Rebel Without A Cause

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    1950s Movie Essay: Rebel Without A Cause Introduction Rebel Without A Cause is a very popular film from 1955. It depicts life in the 1950's from the viewpoint of three teenagers who live in Los Angeles, California. They live in a comfortable environment in middle-class America. However, they must deal with their own inabilities to "fit" into society. The teens try to fit in with their peers and find the love they so desperately need from their families and others like their peers. The biases

  • 1950's Movie Essay: "Rebel Without a Cause"

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    1950s Movie Essay: Rebel Without A Cause Introduction Rebel Without A Cause is a very popular film from 1955. It depicts life in the 1950's from the viewpoint of three teenagers who live in Los Angeles, California. They live in a comfortable environment in middle-class America. However, they must deal with their own inabilities to "fit" into society. The teens try to fit in with their peers and find the love they so desperately need from their families and others like their peers. The biases

  • What We Really Miss About The 1950's Summary

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    When I read “What We Really Miss About the 1950’s”, Stephanie Coontz provides many data and reports to support the positive side and negative sides of the 1950’s. On my first impression, the 1950’s sounded a pretty good era. People just get through the World War II. Many young men came back home or just build their new home.After so many years, American people can do everything at once again. However,every coin has two sides.Some heavy things such as racism, woman’s rights,and McCarthyism. I have

  • Analysis Of What We Really Miss About The 1950's

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    About The 1950’s An award-winning writer and internationally recognized expert on the family, Stephanie Coontz, in her article, “What We Really Miss About The 1950’s,” states that “In a poll by the Knight-Ridder News Agency, more Americans chose the 1950’s than any single decade as the best time for children to grow up.” However, Coontz has her own view of the 1950s, and she illustrates her own opinions about this decade using strong and logical facts. While the nostalgia of the 1950s is vastly

  • 1950's

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    Two very impactful events of the 1950’s were the Korean War and the Montgomery Bus Boycott. To begin, one of the first important events was the Korean War. The “war” started when Communist-occupied North Korea invaded the Democratic Republic of South Korea in an effort to gain control and reunite the Korean peninsula as one Communist nation. After the invasion began, the United Nations held an emergency meeting objecting to the invasion of South Korea.The United Nations (U.N.) voted to send troops

  • The 1950's Racism Compared To The 1950s

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    In comparison, to the 1950’s racism today still exists, but nowhere near the severity of how it was back then. Racism is “a belief or doctrine that inherent differences among the various human racial groups determine cultural or individual achievement, usually involving the idea that one's own race is superior and has the right to dominate others or that a particular racial group is inferior to the others” (Dictionary). Due to this idea of discrimination due to racial issues in America causes families

  • 1950's Nostalgia

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    1950s Nostalgia Real and Imagined Stephanie Coontz is a professor of Family History at the Evergreen State College in Olympia Washington. She is a nationally recognized expert on the family and an award winning writer. In her 1997 book “The Way We Really Are: Coming to Terms with America’s Changing Families”, Stephanie Coontz wrote an essay entitled “What We Really Miss about the 1950s”. In Stephanie Coontz’s “What We Really Miss about the 1950s”, she argues that we as

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