serving from 1969 until 1974, when he resigned from office, the only U.S. president to do so.6.Rosa Louise McCauleyParks was an activist inthe Civil Rights Movement best known for her pivotal role in the Montgomery Bus Boycottthe market economy yetinsured that governmentwould provide necessary assistance toworkers who had lost their jobs or to the ill or aged, who through no fault of their own, could not provide for themselves. He intended to lead the country "down the middle of the road between the unfettered power of concentrated wealth . . . and the unbridled power of statism or partisan interests." REVIEW QUESTIONS 1.What were the basic components of “the good life” in the 1950s?2.What factors made American society more homogenous in the 1950s? What factors kept the nation diverse? 3.What was Eisenhower and Dulles’s strategy for fighting the cold war? 4.How did the emergence of consumer society affect democracy in the United States? Did the nation become more or less democratic during the 1950s?5.Why did so many Americans believe there was a crisis of power by the end of the 1950s? Had the nation, in fact, become less powerful?6.Was the United States winning the cold war in the 1950s?1.men working as breadwinners, active in society and politics. women at home in suburbia, tending to the house and children. young people in school, pursuing fun in their free time. The Media encouraged conformity in appearance & behavior, promoting, for example, the image of bobby socks and letter sweaters for teens.2.In some ways marketing and consumerism brought about a material conformity. In social areas, like religion and gender roles, conformity seemed to be the norm. However, America is made up of dissimilarpeople. While some celebrated conformity, others reveled in unconformity. A variety of factors in Americans’ lives in the 1950s promoted homogeny.
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