Presentation on theme: "The Fearful. The Fabulous. The Forgotten.. The Fearful 1. The Iron Curtain Descends on Europe 2. The Korean War: Truman Stays True to his Word 3. America."— Presentation transcript:
The Fearful 1. The Iron Curtain Descends on Europe 2. The Korean War: Truman Stays True to his Word 3. America Reacts: McCarthyism, Nuclear War Drills and Bomb Shelters You Tube: Do it Yourself Fallout Shelter
Harry Truman (D) 1945-52 The Presidents of the Fifties Fair Deal Plan Successes Increase in minimum wage (.75) Expansion of Social Security Increase low income housing Failures Republicans and Dixiecrats opposed his civil rights legislation Dwight “Ike” Eisenhower (R) 1952-1960 Successes Interstate Highway Act Brown v. Topeka Bd. of Ed. Failures During the 1950’s, about 20% of U.S. pop. – particularly people of color and those living in inner cities and Appalachia lived below the poverty level.
The Fabulous 1.Youth Culture Emerges 2.The Fifties Family 3.It’s Elvis’ Fault You Tube: Elvis on Ed Sullivan Show