The 1950s Decade in Photos: The American Decade

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Enslow Publishing, LLC, Jan 1, 2010 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 64 pages
Nostalgic photographs capture how America reached the peak of its power in the 1950s. The United States became a world leader in business, technology, and health care. The nation experienced a baby boom. Yet, not all was well. U.S. troops fought to a deadlock in Korea. The Soviet Union took an early lead in the Space Race. Americans worried about the presence of Soviet spies. Meanwhile, a young Elvis Presley helped introduce the world to rock and roll. Rosa Parks struck a blow against racial segregation. By refusing to give up her bus seat, she spurred the civil rights movement. Read how it all happened in the 1950s, the American decade.
 

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Contents

Welcome to the 1950s
7
McCarthy Fuels the Red Scare
13
China Enters the Korean War
23
Gaining Independence
29
Rise of the Beat Generation
35
The Suez Crisis
45
Sputnik Launches the Space Race
51
Chronology
58
Picture Credits
64
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