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For me, when I think of the 1950’s fashion I visualize the traditional poodle skirt, white crew socks and black and white saddle shoes. In the 50’s, times were changing. This was the era when television was gaining immense popularity . Television brought the fashion world into Americans living rooms, with show like, Leave it to Beaver, Ossie and Harriet, and debatably most famous “I love Lucy.” These shows had television moms who had style. First lets start with the hair. There were many different...

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1950's vs. Today

Although, the culture of the 1950s was very different from today’s world, the events during that time helped make it possible to build our country into what it is today. Men and women both held different roles in raising their family. The phrase “separate but equal” played an important role for education. Did you know that women were asked to leave their home to serve for our country during the 1950’s? The roles of the men and women were very different in the 1950’s. The workforce ratio was...

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1950 vs 2013

family, build a new house, find a new job, and live happy for the rest of their lives. The veterans were right about living happy until the crucial decade took over. Opportunities was a big success for the 1950s. Jobs were all around and had free jobs for everybody. “ America in the 1950s was still considered to be a land of opportunity and the economy was growing like crazy. While jobs were growing the cost of money started to increase and minimum wage started to get lower for jobs. During that...

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1950s America Speech

1950s America Speech The 1950s were a remarkable time in the history of the United States of America. Many of the events that occurred during this time inspired and molded the future of an entire generation. The economy was booming, bringing millions of Americans into the middle class. Government, Business, and Unions worked together to keep the economy going, but I believed the biggest force in the economy in the 1950s decade is the consumers. “Consumer Culture” is a culture where consuming...

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Evolving of America in 1950’s

RESEARCH PROJECT - By Tara Taneja Topic “Evolving of America in 1950’s” Thesis Statement While some may argue that there could have been a more important phase in American history, but the truth remains that the1950’s was the most impactful era as we saw higher industrial growth, changes in culture and growing disparities between rich and poor. Introduction My topic for this research project is the “Evolving of America in 1950’s”. This era is not just an event in the history but it’s a phase...

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1950's Nostalgia

1950s Nostalgia Real and Imagined Stephanie Coontz is a professor of Family History at the Evergreen State College in Olympia Washington. She is a nationally recognized expert on the family and an award winning writer. In her 1997 book “The Way We Really Are: Coming to Terms with America’s Changing Families”, Stephanie Coontz wrote an essay entitled “What We Really Miss about the 1950s”. In Stephanie Coontz’s “What We Really Miss about the 1950s”, she argues that we as...

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Baseball and Growing Up in the 1950's

really bring it into perspective. Because you are the author and main character of this story, I am going to refer to the main character of this story in third person as Doris. I have often fantasized about what it would be like to live in the 1950's. It seemed like such a glorious age, just how they depicted it in the movies. Though the movies do tend to romanticize things, this account of the fifties was a lot like I would have thought it to be. It seems that things are so different yet, so...

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"The Sandlot" and the 1950's

The 1950’s were a restless time. People were moving in the U.S from the cities to the suburbs, entertainment was becoming more and more popular, civil rights and arts movements were growing, and science and technology was becoming more advanced. One of the many books and movies that help to depict the social continuity of the decade was the movie “The Sandlot”. “The Sandlot”, though also a very enjoyable and funny movie, showed many of these aspects of the 1950’s. From suburbia to sexism, the movie...

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1950s Nostalgia Real and Imagined: a Structural Analysis of Stephanie Coontz's "What We Really Miss About the 1950s"

1950s Nostalgia Real and Imagined: A Structural Analysis of Stephanie Coontz’s “What We Really Miss about the 1950s” Stephanie Coontz is a professor of Family History at the Evergreen State College in Olympia Washington. She is a nationally recognized expert on the family and an award winning writer. In her 1997 book “The Way We Really Are: Coming to Terms with America’s Changing Families”, Stephanie Coontz wrote an essay entitled “What We Really Miss about the 1950s”. In Stephanie Coontz’s...

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Lady and the Tramp, and Cultural Stereotypes in the 1950s

Mary Beth Strickland Professor Boze English 1120 13 February 2012 Lady and the Tramp and Cultural Stereotypes in the 1950’s Cultural Studies is the study of shared patterns of behavior and the evolution of them over a period of time. Cultural studies are important because it plays a huge part in social transformation and informs us on the world’s view of certain topics like race, and through race, stereotypes are naturally created. The cultural of race has been a huge phenomenon of great importance...

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