The Revolution Of 1950's American Culture

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• The 50’s • By Andrew Hurson • History Cp • Mr. Montgomery • 5/2/11 • Thesis • Fresh from World War II, America was malleable and ready to become anything it wanted to be; the people wanted a change. The revolution of 1950’s American culture was defined by Suburbanization, Consumerism and its partner Materialism, and by the Communist Red Scare and its connected propaganda. • “It is preoccupation with possessions, more than anything else, that prevents us from living freely and nobly.” - Henry David Thoreau • Television and automobile sales skyrocketed in the 1950s. • Families of all income brackets were buying televisions at a rate of five million a year. • Television provided a potent medium for…show more content…
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