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1950s

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G.I.Bill Serviceman's Readjustment Act = law passed to give benefits like paid college tuition to VETERANS
Sputnik first SATELITE = led to the creation of NASA
Sputnik led to the passage of the NATIONAL DEFENSE EDUCATION ACT to improve advanced technical and scientific ed in schools
McCarthysim named after the Senator who took advantage of the Red Scare of the 50's to FALSELY accuse government officials of being communists
House Un-American Activities Committee Congress tried to investigate communists in society like the movie industry
The Hollywood Ten actors, writers, and directors suspected of being communist sympathizers; blacklisted = received jail sentences and were banned from working for the major Hollywood studios
Military-industrial complex Eisenhower warned that powerful military industries were influencing foreign policy
Salk invented the POLIO VACCINE
Rock n' roll revolutionary type of music that came out in the 50's
baby boom the huge increase in the birth rate after WWII
Created by: SarahDishman