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1950s

The end of World War II brought thousands of young servicemen back to America to pick up their lives and start new families in new homes with new jobs. With an energy never before experienced, American industry expanded to meet peacetime needs. Americans began buying goods not available during the war, which created corporate expansion and jobs. Growth everywhere. The baby boom was underway...

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1950s

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1951-Colored TV introduced

1952-Car seat belts introduced

1953-DNA discovered

1954-Report on cigarettes saying they cause cancer

1954-First atomic submarine launched

1955- Disney land opened

1955- McDonalds founded

1956- TV Remote control invented

1957-Dr Seuss publishes The Cat in The Hat

1957- Soviet satellite Sputnik launches space age

1958-Hula Hoops became popular

1958-LEGO toy bricks first introduced

1958-NASA founded

1959-The Sound of Music opens on Broadway

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Bill Haley - Rock Around The Clock

Released in May 13, 1954 (1954-05-13), NYC and again in May 1955. --LYRICS-- One, two, three o'clock, four o'clock, rock, Five, six, seven o'clock, eight o'c...
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Tutti Frutti - Little Richard Lyrics

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Facts

Facts about this decade ---
Population: 151,684,000 (U.S. Dept. of Commerce, Bureau of the Census)*
Unemployed: 3,288,000
Life expectancy: Women 71.1, men 65.6
Car Sales: 6,665,800
Average Salary: $2,992
Labor Force male/female: 5/2
Cost of a loaf of bread: $0.14
Bomb shelter plans, like the government pamphlet You Can Survive, become widely available

 

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Elvis Presley - Jailhouse Rock (Music Video)

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Muddy Waters - Rollin' Stone (Catfish Blues)

Well, I wish I was a catfish, swimmin in a oh, deep, blue sea I would have all you good lookin women, fishin, fishin after me Sure 'nough, a-after me Sure 'n...
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Johnny Cash - I Walk The Line (Lyrics)

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