Conformity in the 1950s
During the post WWII period in America, the face of the nation changed greatly under the presidency of Truman and Eisenhower. America underwent another era of good feelings as they thought themselves undefeatable and superior over the rest of the world. Communism was the American enemy and American sought to rid the world of it. Because of the extreme paranoia caused by Communism, conformity became an ideal way to distinguish American
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became a shocking issue of the 50s. With the moral of Christian culture, premarital sex and other lewd acts were shunned from society.
The post WWII era lives up to its reputation of conformity through its cultural, social and political aspects. Communism and McCarthyism became a major force behind the drive towards conformity. The American Dream was formed in the suburban household and the role between women and men differed greatly in the social facet.