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The 1950’s was a time where war soldiers were coming home and were given the opportunity to go back to their families and begin a new life or create one; the war was over. There were new opportunities arising, and suburbs were becoming the norm. Racial segregation was coming to an end, we added two new states to the United States of America, and families were beginning to have babies left and right. Music started to change with Rock n’ Roll, clothing and fashion was changing, inventions were being made, and people were changing. A loaf of bread cost $0.14, and the life expectancy for a man was 65.6, and for women it was 71.1.

The 1950’s was filled with historical events that we will never forget. The President was Harry Truman, whose last year in presidency was in 1952. In that same year, The Immigration and Naturalization, removes racial and ethical barriers to becoming a U.S citizen. This meant, that being an immigrant who was trying to become a U.S citizen, was made easier. In 1953, the war ends in Korea. The U.S Supreme Court ruled that racial segregation was unconstitutional in public schools in 1954. This was huge and it changed the U.S forever. We as Americans, have learned that everyone is equal and should be treated no different. You would think that learning that would be a no brainer, but back then, it was difficult because the whites were being told by their parents and grandparents, that being Black was bad. It’s hard to believe that people were actually treated so badly for the color of their skin; something they have no control over.

Rosa Parks was a big name in 1955 because she was an African American woman who refused to give up her seat on a public bus to a white person. Before the U.S Supreme Court ruled that segregation was unconstitutional, black and white people had very different accommodations. They had separate bathrooms, drinking fountains, and in this case, different part’s of the bus; blacks had to sit at the back of the bus...
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