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Chapter 11, 50s

The 1950s

The Truman Doctrine was designed to stop communism from spreading.
After WW2, Korea was divided in half and was- occupied partly by the Soviet Union and partly by the United States.
North Korea's surprise attack drove South Korea troops into the Pusan area.
Suburban life in the 1950s was characterized by TVs, shopping malls, and time-saving devices.
What caused Cold War tensions to grow during the 1950s? a build-up of weapons
President Kennedy's New Frontier program increased the minimum wage and created the Peace Corps.
Why were Soviet missiles in Cuba a threat to the United States? because Cuba is close to Florida
Who was the first man in space? Soviet astronaut Yuri Gagarin
President Kennedy's civil rights bill made segregation in public places against the law.
Cesar Chavez led Mexican-American farm workers in a fight for better wages
General Douglas MacArthur was the commander of the UN forces in Korea.
In the 1950s teenagers listened to rock and roll music
Dr. Martin Luther King was awarded the Nobel peace prize
One popular activity in the 1950s was watching television
Created by: slohrenz