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Review Ch.14 Sec.2 “The Affluent Society”. Review. 1. What were three medical breakthroughs of the 1950’s? Answer - 1. Anti-biotics & new drugs to fight infection, heart disease, and diabetes, 2. New Surgical techniques 3. vaccine for Polio (J. Salk)

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Review ch 14 sec 2 the affluent society

Review Ch.14 Sec.2 “The Affluent Society”


Review

Review

  • 1. What were three medical breakthroughs of the 1950’s?

  • Answer - 1. Anti-biotics & new drugs to fight infection, heart disease, and diabetes, 2. New Surgical techniques 3. vaccine for Polio (J. Salk)

  • 2. What were three factors that contributed to the baby boom?

  • Answer - Delayed Marriage, affordable housing, popular culture

  • 3. In the 1950‘s, many men began working in what were called _______ _______ jobs e.g sales and management.

  • white collar


Review continued

Review Continued...

  • 1. What two computer systems developed during the 1950’s?

  • Answer - 1. ENIAC - Electronic Numerical Integrator and Computer - make military calculations

  • Answer - 2. UNIVAC - Universal Automatic Computer - Created to handle Business data.

  • 2. Name of the person who created the Polio vaccine?

  • Answer - Jonas Salk

  • 3. One of the earliest suburbs created in New York was called ____________?

  • Levittown


Popular culture of the 1950 s

Popular Culture of the 1950’s

  • Chapter 14 - Section 3


The big idea

The Big Idea

  • With more money and time available, Americans began purchasing Televisions. Comedies, action adventure shows, and game shows captivated audiences. Hollywood tried to regain audiences with 3-D films and panoramic screens. A new youth culture developed during this time embracing rock-n-roll. although many african americans were unable to perform on television, many still had a profound impact on rock-n-roll.


Television

Television

  • By 1946 @ 7000 sets

  • By 1957 @ 40 mil.sets

  • By 1960 @ 50 Mil.sets

  • One of the first shows “I Love Lucy”


Advertising

Advertising

  • many viewed T.v. as a vehicle for advertising

  • market for new products

  • Television made money from advertisements

  • livepage.apple.com

  • AD II


Shows

Shows

  • action / western - “Hopalong Cassidy”, “lone Ranger”, “Gun Smoke” “Drag Net”

  • Comedies - “Bob Hope” “Ed Sullivan”

  • Quiz Shows - “$64,000 Dollar Question” - “21” teacher won $124,000 in a week

  • TV Show

  • honeymooners


Rise of television

RISE OF TELEVISION

  • Movies lost viewers

  • 1/5 of theaters closed

  • tried to get viewers back

  • Tried to make movies exciting e.g. 3-D films or panoramic movies

  • Large Screens

  • 1946 - 82 million went to the movies

  • 1950 - 36 million went to the movies


Radio

Radio

  • listeners left to watch Television

  • Radio changed to playing music, news, public service programs


Rock n roll

Rock-n-Roll

  • Alan Freed - saw youth buying African American rhythm and blues records

  • Loud & heavy beat - great for dancing

  • Songs about - cars, girls, romance, and political issues


Artists

ARTISTS

  • Buddy Holly, Chuck Berry, Elvis Presley

  • Elvis - gospel singer

  • Ed Sullivan wouldn’t allow him on show

  • many parents condemned rock-n-roll - as Loud, mindless, & dangerous music

  • Created “Generation gap”


African american entertainers

African American Entertainers

  • Struggled to find acceptance

  • TV shut them out

  • Had own venus, clubs, very little national exposure

  • Nat King Cole - had a 15 min music show / cxld


African american influence on rock n roll

African American Influence on Rock-n-Roll

  • Chuck Berry & Little Richard influenced The Beatles

  • Influenced other 1960’s groups Little Richard, The Drifters, The Supremes


Influential writers of the 1950 s

Influential Writers of the 1950’s

  • “The Beat Movement”

  • Jack Kerouac - Published “On the Road” in 1957

  • About adventures in a car with a thief and a con artist

  • Shocked many readers of the time

  • Went on to become a classic in modens American Literature


Questions

Questions???


Homework

Homework

  • 1. Ch.14 Sec.2 Assessment Questions 3,4,5,6 page 679

  • 2. Ch. 14 - Section 3 Assessment Questions 3,4,5,6 page 685


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