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Decade - 1950s

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The 1950s was the decade that started on January 1, 1950, and ended on December 31, 1959. The most notable events in the 1950s include the Korean War (1950-1953) and the launch of the satellite, "Sputnik 1" (1957).
Depends on what year it was made. What is the barrel length? Round or octogon? You need to give out more info on codition and such. Could be worth $75 up to $75,000 Canadian centennial model with hexagon barrelThe Canadian Centennial model, like any commemorative Winchester, has to be absolutely ne…
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Hello i have excel 12 ga breakdown shotgun that was my grandfathers , the only history i really know about it or them was that it was sold by Montgomery wards it was not a very expensive gun to purchase. From what my father rememebers my grandpa did not pay more than $100.00 for it. i have been shoo…
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National League in 1950: 1) Philadelphia Phillies 2) Brooklyn Dodgers (moved to Los Angeles in 1958) 3) New York Giants (moved to San Francisco in 1958) 4) Boston Braves (moved to Milwuakee in 1954) 5) St. Louis Cardinals 6) Cincinnati Reds 7) Chicago Cubs 8) Pittsburgh Pirates American Leag…
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School teachers, or house cleaners. many women didn't have jobs, their jobs were to take care of the children and do the house work
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Try the Sulzer library (lincoln N of Montrose). The have the largest historical photo collection.
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%REPLIES% Answer Clogged drain or toilet. Answer Also check the vent holes under the rim and clean the out.
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Answer Type in .... Google.com Then when you bring that up, type in: Information about English society in the 1950's. NEXT SUBJECT: Information on "The Angry Young Men." You should come across a lot of info on both. You could also read the cultural history, the novels, plays films(or see t…
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I lived in Brooklyn in the fifties. I think that a loaf of bread may have been around a quarter, which was about the price of a quart of milk. As kids we certainly didn't worry about designer clothes. Most of the kids I knew had about three pairs of shoes; one for play, one for school, and one for c…
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I grew up in a co-op apartment in Queens (Flushing) in the 1950's. A bit of history - a co-op is a type of ownership in which a corporation is formed based on the amount of square footage in each building. Shares are sold to an owner which are equivalent to the amount of square feet in the apartment…
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milk man = answer = Bowling Pin Setter; comptometer operator (hand operated calculator); file clerk; Typing pool typist service (now gas) station attendant who checked your oil, washed your windows, and pumped your gas A lot of different positions in the newspaper industry Many jobs th…
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Not very well at all. Males had to keep their sexual preference to themselves, as society frowned on homosexual acts, and in many states such things were a criminal offence.AS is the custom today, many small town gays went to the big city where they could be more open about their sexuality, and find…
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The blacks couldn't share a bathroom drink out of the same water fountain or eat together.
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Mr. Rolison has never played professional baseball, according to my Baseball Encyclopedia, which is quite in-depth. He may have played in the minors. My book doesn't give minor leaguers. I'm sorry. I believe the question concerns the minor league team in the Pacific Coast League that preceded the ma…
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Answer Luis Aloma,Jack Burner,Bob Cain,Bill Conley,Charlie Cuellar,Randy Gumpert,Micky Hafner,Ken Holcombe,Howie Judson,Gus Keriazakos,Lou Kentrow,Bob Kuzava,John perkovich,Billy Pierce,Matt Rotbatt,Ray Scarborough,and Bill White
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The Brewers didn't exist in the 1950's. The Milwaukee Brewers didn't play in Milwaukee until 1970. The team in Milwaukee was the now-Atlanta Braves. The Milwaukee Braves reached the World Series in 1957 and 1958, beating the Yankees once, and losing to the Yankees once.
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The Yankees owned the 1950s. During the '50s the Yankees won the A.L. pennant eight times (every year except for 1954 and 1959) and the World Series six out of their eight appearances. The two Series that they lost, they immediately got revenge the next year. In 1955, they lost to the Brooklyn Dod…
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Answer There's a lot more interest in game-used batting helmets today than there used to be, but valuation can be tough without association to a specific player. More info is needed, including manufacture clues and player identifiers (such as a number markered inside the helmet), but a generic Pi…
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They were not Second Class Citizens If you mean the USA, they were definitely not. Do you know any women who were wives and mothers during the 1950s? I do. Both my grandmothers had more character and remarkable values than any woman I meet in my daily life today, in 2004. Neither of them ever wo…
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Well, Japan's economic experiences could have been better. They were at the low of their lows. But after the war, the U.S. helped rebuild everything, Japan became one of the most economic empires of the world. After this great devistation, Japan was changed and soon became one of the wealthiest coun…
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well they wighed about 200 to 300 pounds.
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Chicago had always been an ethnic town. It was an industrial town and there were jobs to be had. The south side from Rosevelt Road on south was mostly black n then 1950s and as far west as Pulaski street. This is due largely to the "great migration" of blacks from the south by the Illinois Central R…
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After the 1950s women felt more "allowed" to have their own style and express themselves through clothing and makeup. Also, during the 60's everyone was protesting, and so clothing had to stand out more to make a statement. In the 1950s, conformity was the #1 virtue, and fashion reflected t…
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He was admired for leading the allied invasion of Normandy in June of 1944. He battled the Germans and defeated Hitler by April of 1945.He was the overall commander of Allied troops in the European Theater. He was considered a superior tactition, but his main quality was the ability to work with and…
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Answer To find out what we were trying to hide from them. Answer Spies, agents used to gather information on opposing parties, have been in use since the earliest communities were established. An individual or group of individuals who can infiltrate an adversary's area of control and gather inf…
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You use the word "hostilities" which to most people means actual war.The Union of Soviet Socialist Republics and The United States Of America never came into direct military conflict. They did not actually fight each other, ever.What they did do was to use other countries to fight for them, as surro…
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The first of the instant cold packs was a liquid-type invented by Albert A. Robbins and patented August 11, 1959. Robbins' "Chemical Freezing Package" involved and outer pouch containing two separate compartments for water and ammonium nitrate that would mix and freeze when the user split a perforat…
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A fully authenticated signed Elvis Presley photo can go from $500 to several $1000's, depending on the age, condition and rarity of the photo. He signed many items during his lifetime, but there are many fakes out there. It must be verified by a UACC or other Presley signature expert to be considere…
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The role of Women in the 1950's Women were expeccted to be perfect, in every way. Everyone wanted the perfect TV family and a wife who would gladly wash the dishes and do the housework. They were expected to wear pearls and high heels and await the return of their all-knowing husband. Women were…
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Answer Hats were big for women in the 1950's, especially the pillbox hat and hats with floral patterns on them. Gloves were also worn with everything, with women believing white and cream showing their sophistication. Dents and Pittards was a common brand of gloves but many women chose to make th…
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The 1950's No Better Than TodayI lived in the 1950's "Leave it to Beaver," "Ozzie and Harriet" Was NOT the typical Home. The unskilled Laborer worked for 75 cents and hour. Those in the lower half of society were not paid enough to cover the costs of rent,food, utilities, all at the same time-Its al…
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Answer Following the collapse of Germany and then Japan in 1945, the USA began a rapid de-militarization. It was assumed by American political leaders that the bad guys had disappeared from the planet. This childish outlook was quickly assaulted by the Soviets. The brutal reign of terror the Sov…
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It wasn't until the late 1940s that kids were called "teenagers." Zoot suits (like the one in the movie "Mask" with Jim Carey), bobby-soxers, soda shops (young men working behind the counters were called, "soda jerks.") There were "sock hops" and the dancing style was "Jitter Bug" similar to the Jiv…
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They had gray uniforms
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Downloading Classical Pre-1950s Music Most classical music is in the public domain, which means that any copyrights have expired. However, the recordings of classical music are usually copyrighted, if recorded after 1972, which means that use requires royalty payments, in most cases. Sound record…
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there is a cowboy movie from the 1950s in which two men fight during a snow storm and a white buffalo appears. In the morning one of the men has frozen to death wrapped in buffalo hide. this movie is not the Charles Bronson The White Buffalo. But I do not now it's name The White Buffalo - 1977 This …
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Answer I think the Boston Celtics had one of the greatest dynastyies in sports history during the 50's. The 1950s had two dynasties. In the early part of the decade, the Minneapolis Lakers and George Mikan were the dominant team. Boston's run started later on.
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According to library.thinkquest.org: " Bob Cousy was definitely one of the greatest players in the 1950's. He was born on August 9, 1928. Cousy grew up to play in the NBA for the Boston Celtics from 1950-1963. He was one of the best guards the game ever saw. During his career, Bob Cousy led his team…
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THE HUAC-- an overviewThe HUAC was the House Un-american Activties Committee, it was responsible for the destruction of all unamerican things.
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Technology is always changing dramatically. During WW2, many new things were invented for the war effort, so the in the 1950s there was more advanced technology than before the war. Such as televisions being introduced into homes, and the use of plastic becoming more popular.
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The Brazilian government built "Brasilia," the new capital; it built roads and infrastructure for "Brasilia"; and it gave away land grants and mining contracts.
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People involved with the Cold War The people that were involved in the cold war was the Soviet Union, Communist world, and the non-communist world (The US and the USSR)
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The u.s launched there first H-bomb against the soviet union. They won but no longer than a year. The U.S could prevent the spread of communism by promising to use all if its force, including nuclear weapons, against any agressor nation. The U.S had brinkmanship. The CIA used spies to gather info ab…
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ANSWER: For some Blacks the postwar era offered new and significant gains in employment and education and greater opportunities in sports, the military, and the entertainment field. By 1950, Black enrollment in colleges had increased 2,500 percent over the previous decade. In Hollywood, film actor…
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Ned Hanlon was Premier of Queensland from 1946 to 1952.
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Black Panthers is not the only group but yes he is right. Sorry if this was a girl or any thing bye
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Integration of Paris Hospital Probably not. Until the early 1970s the French were generally conservative about such things.
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Arts African American artists like Romare Bearden and Henry Clay Anderson presented a different view of American life. Abstract expressionism was the first American art movement to gain worldwide influence. Its proponents included Barnett Newman, Franz Kline and Clyfford Still. Figurative art retur…
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German Luger pistols before 1902 used a proprietary 7.65mm bottleneck cartridge, sometimes referred to as .30 Luger in US. After 1902 Lugers used the 9mm round, also commonly known as 9mm Para (Parabellum) and 9mm Luger.
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The Epiglottis is a flap of tissue that redirects fluid and liquid when swallowing.
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Alaska and Hawaii became states in 1959.
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Segregation started around the 1950's.
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Julie Andrews has been labeled as a squeaky clean movie star, but most of her films were in the 1960's. Pat Boone.
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Sport popularity in 50's - Northeast US In the Northeastern US: Pro Sports: 1 Baseball, #2 Football, #3 Basketball, a very distant #4 was Hockey (almost nobody cared about hockey). College Sports: 1 Football, #2 Basketball, #3 Track & field, #4 Baseball, college hockey was not an issue…
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Fidel Castro overthrew Presidente Batista in the 1950s. Whilst Batista was originally democratically elected, he cancelled scheduled elections (because he wasn't going to win), and so became a dictator. Thus two men became dictators of Cuba in the 1950s - Batista and then Castro.
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I have a box of 10.75 oz general mills cereal. the cereal millenios 2000 is on the front. I want to know how much is it worth. There should be a price guide on it. The cereal was made in January 2000. General mills made the cereal but cheerios is on the front to
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The growth of suburbs offered many opportunities for entrepreneurs Post WWII there was an expansion of population in Canada and the United States, as well as around the world. Therefore, there was a demand for more housing. Developers began building thousands of homes outside the cities whe…
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Julius and Ethel Rosenberg were an American couple with strong Communist leanings who were charged with, and convicted of, Conspiracy to Commit Espionage and for Passing US Atomic Secrets to the Soviet Union in 1951. The sentence, death by electrocution, was carried out on June 19, 1953. Testifying…
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In the 1950s, women were treated by mean as less than equal. Women were also treat with condescending gallantry and were expected to play a role as the housewife.
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It gave an easy way to get food, and was boosted by the post war economy.
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Here's a website that explains: http://affordablephones.net/HistoryMobile.htm
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bombing raids, i guess Uh, please check your history - the U.S. was never bombed during the 1950s. There was however great fear that the Soviet Union might attack the U.S. with its nuclear weapons, so people prepared for the worst by stockpiling food and water in underground bunkers.
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let me guess... American history mid term review.  second semester.  please somebody answer itt!  i need it too!  let me guess...  American history mid term review.  second semester.  please somebody answer itt!  i need it too!
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for example: in galilee at the time of Jesus the political climate i think was about theRomans being the rulers of Israel and the jewwishthis answer may not be correct sorry
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Hello! i just learned this in social studies, so its fresh!! elizabeth cady Stanton and lucretia mott formed the Seneca Falls Convention that told women that they need ot start standing up for what's right! eventually, they wen into action and men also started to realize that, hey, these women are e…
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House Un-American Activities Committee
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Human Un-American Activities Committee: congressional committee that investigated possible subversive activities within the United States: to investigate possible subversives activities by Fascists, Nazis, or communists
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Mostly Ipads and iphones
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Harry S Truman 1945-53 Dwight D Eisenhower 1953-61 John F Kennedy 1961-63 Lyndon B Johnson 1963-69 Richard M Nixon 1969-74
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the space race started when the soviet union union launched Sputnik into space.
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The 5O's were all about Elvis Presley, "The King Of Rock". His songs were the most popular back then.
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Bill AdamsTony Adams (American Football)Butch AlbertsDoyle AlexanderLloyd AllenDick AmmanLionel AntoineBob ApodacaRudy ArroyoRick AuerbachDoug AultHise Austin Charlie Babb (NFL)John BabineczJack BakerMel BakerJohn BalazJohn BanaszakJerome BarkumRodrigo BarnesMarv BatemanMike BeardTerry BeasleyTom…
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To own your own home in the suburbs with all the new labor-saving devices. The increase in income available for consumerism
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The goals of the civil rights movement were meaningful civil rights laws, a massive federal works program, full and fair employment, decent housing, the right to vote, and adequate integrated education.The right to vote was passed and placed in the bill of rights (15th amendment) in 1870 part of the…
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Same as today -- 60 feet, 6 inches.
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The average gas price in 1957 was $.24
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Answer It certainly is possible that one of the teams he barnstormed with made its way through Salina, but I have found no reference of Satchel Paige to Salina. He played for the Salina Blue Jays for awhile. No question about it. Could also be called the Etherington Blue Jays as the name was cha…
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Answer In around 1980 it was bought by First Jersey National Bank (Jersey City), and GB was then known as "First Jersey South". In 1987 FJ was bought by National Westminster Bank (London), one of the largest banks in the world. In 1994 NatWest sold NatWestUSA to Fleet Bank (Boston). Fleet has sin…
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For public entertainment, there were movies, dances, community concerts, and organized sports. Families would listen to the radio, watch the one or two channels on television, or play cards and board games. Hunting and fishing were popular in rural areas. Sandlot baseball and pick-up basketball ga…
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During the 1950s, the United States military constructed bases throughout the continental U.S.A., as well as around the world, as part of its increasing engagement in the 'Cold War' with the Soviet Union. Primarily for early-warning defense, other communication, but also offensive purposes, these ba…
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Most if not all the parts should be available at any hardware store. Why not replace with the new type of fill valve? The kit is around $12.
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An Army Serial Number is a Military Identification Number. When I was in the Army in 1963/1966, one would have a lifetime social security number for income tax purposes and a military ID number. Back then they were not the same number, but in 1969 it might have changed.That was the Social Security N…
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music was like ermm... rock n roll
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Liver, heart, pancreas, lungs, and faces if you count skin.
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The average price for a movie ticket in 2006 was $6.55.
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Australia in the 1950's. Life in the 1950's was different compared to the 2000's. In the 1950's, people were beginning to overcome the terrible World War II that occured in the early 1940's. The fashion was fairly basic, but more evolved from the early 1900's, the music people listened to wa…
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It varies from city to city.
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the stolen generation in Australia began in the 1930's. this is when the half cast aborignals got taken from their familys and got taught the ways of the Australian people.
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Italian immigrants went to Austalia in the 1950s. There is a one hour screening of 10 short films telling the experience of Italian immigrants who went to Australia in the 50s. The project is called " The Voice of People".
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mostly liberal but the religious right started to organize around then leading up to the election of Ronald Reagan in 1980 and Margaret Thatcher around the same time. ANSWER <P>During the late '60s and '70s there was a terrible split between the generations in Europe and North America. The p…
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Answer The economy was strong, GNP went from $284.6 billion to $482.7 billion by the end of the 1950's according to www.enotes.com. In 1954, there were reported to be 154 millionaires in the U.S.
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men had to wear things like suits, so then it made them look posh and ready for anything, they wore a grey or black suit with a top hat to finish of the look, it was a pair of black trousers, a clear white top, and a black or grey jacket, and also a black hat to finish the whole look off. i hope my …
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my daughter needs the following information for a school assignment & we can only locate one of the three yrs. How much was the cost of a movie ticket in 1956 & 1960? I recall .75 cents in 1977 for Star Wars mid-day showing, I have original stub! But as for 1960, I was only an infant...lol…
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The creation of the State of Israel, for one. And in South Africa, Apartheid was established.
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Women's skirts varied in width, ranging from slender figures to the Donna Reed style puffed dress, worn with petticoats. Women usually had an hourglass figure with broader shoulders, a small waist and narrow hips. Popular trends for teen girls were poodle skirts (full skirts which may or may not hav…
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Slavery in Africa took the form of regular servitude, with the servant regarded as part of the family. In the Americas, slavery was a brutal system of exploitation.
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This might be why... World population dramatically increased in the 1950s because of low mortality due to health improvements in developing countries (where most of the growth was) and still high fertility which was common in traditional societies. (look up: Demographic transition theory)
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