1950s. KOREAN WAR: Support South Korea to help stop the spread of communism USSR supported North Korea War that ended up with very little change from when it started Many people killed, many thought it wasn’t worth it!.
Entertainment: American Bandstand became the top musical performance show that was on television.
Jim Brown was one of footballs best running backs. Standing 6'2" and 230 pounds he was an imposing figure. While he played he earned the rushing title every year except one and never missed a game.
1953: The 1st Corvette was produced entirely by hand, and was limited to 300 at first. The cost was $3498 for the base price, but options for a heater or radio were available .
Hula hoops emerged in the 1950s, although some sort of hoops had been used for many years before. It got its name from soldiers that saw the dance of the people of the Hawaiian islands.
*Cars & roads improved to greatly help transportation.
*People were starting to become more free & open with their sexuality, not as conservative as in previous years.
*Family activities increased: drive in movies, amusement parks, etc.
*Race & class issues were everywhere, teenage rebellions increased
*Gender issues were fairly strict—men worked, women at home with the kids/taking care of house, etc.