10 th American History Unit IV – A Champion of Democracy Chapter 16- Post War America Section 3 – The Television Age The Television Age The Main Idea Television was a major influence on American culture in the 1950s, mirroring larger changes in technology and culture. Reading Focus
Unit IV – A Champion of Democracy
Chapter 16- Post War America
Section 3 – The Television Age
This Is Your Life
I’ve Got A Secret
Price is right
Queen for a Day
To Tell the Truth
What’s My Line?
Alfred Hitchcock Presents
United States was the world’s greatest economic power.
Baby boom during the 1950s
Consumerism was rampant, with new houses filled with new appliances with new cars in the driveways.
Employments was high and wages rose.
Kenneth Galbraith called America the “affluent society” and criticized American for being overly focused on its own wealth.
Michael Harrington complained that the nation’s poor had been forgotten.
William H. Whyte noted a loss of individuality among the growing class of business workers.American Culture in the 1950s
Adventureland.” exotic tropical place”
Frontierland was made to relive the pioneer days of the American frontier.
Fantasyland was created with the goal to "make dreams come true" from the lyrics of "When You Wish Upon a Star."
Tomorrowland was created as a look at the "marvels of the future."
Art in the 1950s stressed rebellion against sameness and conformity.