All of the following traditions reflected the relationship between
conformity and the American family in the 1950s EXCEPT __________.
Advertisers offered “labor-saving” devices aimed directly at a female audience.
Whether working-class or middle-class, men were expected to support their families.
Those who chose to live outside of societal norms were largely ignored by mainstream
Women were not encouraged to work outside of the home.
Just as containment policy led to conformity in American politics, suspicion of those who
challenged tradition also led to conformity in other areas of American life, including
family and gender roles. Most men and women in the 1950s adhered to tradition by
marrying young, dedicating themselves to creating prosperous, stable, nuclear families,
and dividing household responsibilities in traditional ways. Magazines and
advertisements for consumer goods reinforced these expectations. Those who did not
adhere to tradition were stigmatized.
Family Life in the 1950s
Choose the false statement regarding the adoption of containment
policy by the United States during the Cold War.
The United States feared that Germany would re-emerge as a military power.
One purpose of containment was to promote capitalism and undermine Communism.
The United States did not want the Soviet Union to increase its influence over other