Cleans your breath, while it guards your teeth. Sandman, bring me a dream. A dragon lives forever, but not so little boy. Olley, olley, oxen free!
Imagine a time machine. What would you expect to find? In the nineteen fifties, America was a nation whose population was growing as never before. It was a nation where the popular culture of television was both reflecting and influencing its lifestyle. Americans were happy to put World War Two behind them.
The war ended in nineteen forty-five. They thought the world would be peaceful for a while. By nineteen fifty, however, political tensions were high again. But, after the war, they became enemies in what came to be known as the Cold War.
Communists took control of one eastern European nation after another. The Soviet Union led by Josef Stalin strengthened its armed forces. However, the United States thought America alone possessed the most powerful weapon of all -- the atomic bomb.
What was causing them? The answer came quickly: The nuclear race was on.
The two nations competed to build weapons of mass destruction. A "doomsday clock" on the cover of the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists warned of a growing danger of nuclear destruction. Members of that group were afraid of what science had produced, and even more afraid of what it could produce.
By nineteen forty-nine, the time on the doomsday clock was three minutes to midnight. The Korean war increased efforts in the United States to develop a weapon even more deadly than the atomic bomb. That weapon was the hydrogen bomb. The Soviets were also working to develop their own hydrogen bomb.
A family bomb shelter in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, in Some Americans built bomb shelters in their backyards, hoping to have a safe place for their families in case of a nuclear attack. Other Americans, however, were tired of being afraid.
After years of sacrifice, they wanted to enjoy the good life in a growing economy. Nineteen fifty-two was a presidential election year. The years after the war produced the Baby Boom generation. In nineteen fifty there were twenty-four million young children in America.
By nineteen sixty that number was thirty-five million. More families meant the need for more houses. And bigger families needed bigger houses. In nineteen fifty alone, almost one and a half million new homes were built in America.
Most of these new houses were located in suburbs, the areas outside cities. People moved to the suburbs because they thought the schools there were better than city schools.
They also liked having more space for their children to play in. In a lot of American homes, playing with electric trains was an activity that brought the whole family together. Television ads for Lionel trains even featured baseball great Joe DiMaggio.
People had to learn to move their hips in a circular motion, like a hula dancer in Hawaii, to spin it around their body. Also popular was the poodle cut -- not for dogs, but for women who wanted to look stylish.
They fixed their hair into lots of small curls, like the hair on a poodle. Actress Mary Martin had made the poodle cut famous in the musical "South Pacific."The 60s undoubtedly were the most turbulent years of the century." - Walter Cronkite.
Try "The Sixties Quiz," or select "The Sixties - A Summary" to see how we boomers looked at what happened in the the sixties."The Boomer Years" lists the major news and social events for a specific year, and "The Boomer Music" gives you a taste of the music that defined the boomers.
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