3.30 – The 1950s & Consumerism

Readings

For the Record readings

PBS, The Rise of American Consumerism

Conduct additional research as necessary to answer the discussion questions.

Discussion questions

What were some of the most significant aspects of American cultural and economic life during the 1950s?

How did the rise of Suburbia influence American life?

What was life like for many American women in the 1950s?

What were some of the most popular movies, actors/actresses, and musicians of the 1950s?

What were some of the major challenges to conservatism, stability, and conformity during the 1950s?

What major scientific and technological advances influenced American life during the 1950s?

Conduct additional research as necessary to answer the discussion questions.

 

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