A Look at the 1950’s
Why the 1950’s was an age of political, social, and cultural conformity.
“Americans enjoyed new prosperity in the high-spirited years of the 1950’s. After World War II, Americans wanted to build a secure and happy future. The baby boom begun in the years immediately following World War II and continued well into the decade. This decade was a time of family togetherness and favorite TV shows. The 1950’s was also a decade of great fads – Hula-Hoops, Davy Crockett hats, and poodle skirts. It gave us Elvis Presley and rock and roll, crewcuts and sideburns. Even with all this, many Americans felt their way of life was endangered by Soviet Communism as well as nuclear war. Many others suffered from poverty and discrimination. The decade of the 1950’s, to a great extent, deserves its reputation as an age of political, social, and cultural conformity.