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(Go to File, Download As, then pick the format you want to use)6.01 The Fifties and SixtiesThe Big IdeasBriefly describe the postwar economic boom.
What were the causes and effects of the “Baby Boom” of the 1950s?
How did television change the U.S.? (Hint: Be sure to include the social, economic and politicalchanges.)
How did life change for African Americans in the 1950s?
How were women affected by the postwar boom?
How did the Beats influence the Baby Boomers?
PeopleTeenagers (What was life like for them in the1950s)-Weekly income of $10.55-Listened to rock n roll-Crossed “color line”Beats (How would you describe them?)-Odd ones out-RebelsEvents(Describe the event, its causes and effects)Rock n Roll becomes popular-Roots in R&B caused teens to start listeningand buying recordsFriedan writesThe Feminine MystiqueVocabularyBaby Boom –period characterized by a high birth rate, specifically in the United States from1946–1964Baby boomers –those born during the baby boom that occurred from 1946 through 1964Beats –a group of writers and their followers who expressed ideas and attitudes counter to theprevailing culture of the United States in the 1950sComplacency –a state of being satisfied with one's self or with what one hasConformity –fitting one's attitudes and behavior to the standards of othersGI Bill of Rights –a federal law passed during World War II to help returning veterans secureeducation and access to home purchases at government expenseInterstate Highway System –a system of high-speed, limited access roads funded by the U.S.government in the 1950sJuvenile delinquents –lawbreakers under the age of 16; a phrase popular in the 1950s todescribe teens who broke the law or who imitated the style of lawbreakersMaterialism –a value system that emphasizes material possessions and economic self-interestReligious Revival –

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