What was the political climate of the US in the 1950s?
One income families,with wife at home supporting as many as five or fewer kids was normal. One income was adequate. It was baby boomer producing time. We had a do nothing President who golfed frequently who helped win World War II. The culture was conservative until Rock and Roll music enter the scene. There was a lot of talk about the Communist threat from Joe McCarty and friends. The Soviet Union was the major concern. We had the worry of the Atomic Bomb with people building bomb shelters. We became the most powerful country on earth the main reason being we were never invaded. It was a happy time for most people.
During the 1950s a very prosperous and conservative climate existed. The United States had risen to the level of world power, unemployment was low, and because of the Cold War, Americans were very patriotic. The average household had a sole family breadwinner, and the average role of women, at the time, was as homemaker. Racism was prevalent, especially in the deep south
Describe the social economic and political composition of the decade of corporate greed and how it affected the political climate of the 1980s?
Well it helped the red scare along if that helps any. people became severely anti-communist and those who ran for office had "ousted" some people as communists, or accused the person they were running against of either being communist or supporting communism. McCarthy, if you know him, used this trick (claiming certain government officials and public office holders were communists) to get great political power.
Over the years the political climate in the government is Christian-democratic and Right(some times with social democrats). There is always a coallition between three polltical parties.Now we have social democrats, cristian democrats government. The political climate of the people has always been very liberal but nowadays it is becoming more political right and populistic right.
Television affected US politics in the 1950's by being the major source of information about politics to the public. Political Candidates and their nicely packaged political ads were on TV. Those candidates that looked good to the viewer and seemed smart by answering questions quickly were favored over the other candidates.