History: 1950's America

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Give 5 keywords to do with suburbia.
Middle-class, American Dream, Gardens, Space, Affluence, Status Symbols, Cars, Cadillac, Swimming Pools, Tupperware Parties, Low Interest Mortgage, Mod-cons, T.V's, Baby Boom, Washing Machines.
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What percentage did hire puchase increase by?
800%
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How much money that had been saved during WW2 did Americans spend?
100 billion dollars.
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What did population grow by from 1945-60?
Grew by 40 million.
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Complete this sentence: In ____ the standard of living for the average American was _ times that of the average ________.
In 1960 the standard of living for the average American was 3 times that of the average Briton.
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Complete this sentence: Businesses were making things for the war in _____ from ____-____.
Businesses were making things for the war in Korea from 1950-1953.
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What percentage of Americans still lived below the poverty line in 1959?
29%
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Complete this sentence: People in the ________ states were much poorer than those in the _____ or _____ coast.
People in the Southern states were much poorer than those in the North or West coast.
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There was no _________ health and cost of ________ care was ____ and unaffordable.
There was no National health and cost of medical care was high and unaffordable.
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USA was behind many countries in Europe regarding what?
Welfare and pensions.
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What did non-english speakers such as Italians or Spaniards face?
Poverty and discrimination.
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Ghettos were the opposite of what?
Suburbia.
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Give 5 keywords to do with ghettos.
Overcrowding, Crime, Poverty, Discrimination, Low wages, Poor Health, Poor Qualifications, Role Models.
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What was the Red Scare?
Fear of Communists.
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Who was J Edgar Hoover?
Director of Federal Buruae of Investigation (FBI).
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Explain what the Pumkin Paper were and how Alger Hiss was involved.
The Pumkin Papers were govenment documents - some of which had been coppied on Alger Hisses typewriter. Hiss was jailed for 5 years.
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What was the HUAC? Who was Richard Nixon.
House Un-American Activities Committee, looked for communist infiltration of film industry. Richard Nixon was leading member of HUAC and was known as a relentless pursuer of communists.
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What was the Hollywood 10?
Ten actors and directors who were most likely communists in the film industry. They refused to answer questions about communist infiltration in film so were sacked and spent 1 year in prison.
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In June 1953 Julius and Ethel Rosenburg were executed for what?
Espionage.
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What is espionage?
Spying.
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What was the McCarran Security Act?
Controlled communists and made sure they were closely watched.
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