English, Period 7
America in the 50’s: A Time of Dramatic Change
Life in America changed tremendously between the dropping of the Atomic bomb on Hiroshima and Nagasaki, in 1945, and the baby boom of the 1950’s. During this period of time, America experienced the first scares of the cold war, the peacefulness of suburban life, and the excitement of getting out and boogying to new rock and roll. This era is what I
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in this uncertain world, and really had time to go out and have fun.
So, during the 50’s the cold war began, the Korean War happened, McCarthyism changed its first of many American citizens’ personal freedom, TV became popular, the American economy and population boomed, and we dreamed the “American Dream.” As Dickens said in the beginning of A Tale of Two Cities, “It was the best of times, It was the worst of times.”