Exploring American History Unit X – Post War America Chapter 27 – Section 3 The Nation Prospers The Nation Prospers The Big Idea An expanding economy led to new ways of life for many Americans in the 1950s. Main Ideas America’s economy boomed in the 1950s.
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Unit X – Post War America
Chapter 27 – Section 3
The Nation Prospers
By end of 1950s, nearly 90 percent of American families owned television sets.
Americans shared the experience of watching the same news, comedies, and sports shows.
American families watched about six hours of television a day.
New styles of music helped reshape American culture.
New style of jazz, known as bebop, became popular.
Rock ’n’ roll swept the nation.
Teenage fans bought more than 70 percent of all records sold in the late 1950s.Main Idea 2: Americans enjoyed new forms of popular culture.
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