Define 1950 S Stuff

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Defines 1950’s Stuff  
 
Conglomerates­​
 a major corporation that includes a number of smaller companies in  unrelated industries 
  
Franchises­​
 a company that offers similar products or services in many locations, also it is  the right that is sold to an individual entrepreneur to open a business using the parent  company’s name and the system that the parent company developed.    

Social conformity­ ​
large franchises that standardise the American public   
The baby boom­​
 WWII soldiers coming home to their families and reproducing, sending the  birth rate way up 
 
Dr. Jonas Salk*­​
 A doctor who developed a vaccine against the crippling disease polio   
Women’s Changing Roles­ ​
the role of homemaker and mother became glorified in the  1950s. Women became known as “the key figure in all suburbia” The number of women who  worked outside of home increased and the number of women who attended college increased   

The Leisure Class­​
 a lot of new inventions were created, so the public began to spend more  money on leisurely goods and activities  
 
Automania ­​
 automobiles became part of everyday life, so many people bought them   
The interstate highway system­ ​
a nation wide highway network; 41,000 miles of highway  road 
 
Consumerism​
­ The buying of material goods became the representation of one’s success  and wealth  
 
Advertising ­​
 because of consumerism the advertising industry grew, and television became  a new was to reach out to the public  
 
Installment buying­​
 the buying of large thing in small amounts, loans    
Television (FFC)­ ​
A government agency that regulates and licenses television, telephone,  telegraph, radio, and other communication industries.    
Radio and Movies­ ​
Radio and movies stayed popular even with TVs being the newest and  most popular thing. Radio advertising rose by 35 percent during the 1950s however, the  number of moviegoers decreased by half 
 

The Beatniks­ ​...
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