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FC: "We Didn't Start the Fire" bye Billy Joel | 15saras

1: Radio was everything that people knew about during World War II. Families waited anxiously for the radio program to start so they could find out what was going on during the war. When television started people where exited. This whole idea of having the information to get everywhere across the country and even to other continents was tremendous. Television rapidly replaced the radio, more programs where available all the time with images. Television broke down the isolation in rural America. Now even the people that lived in the fares and more isolated parts of the countries could have TV and get information of what was happening, not just in the city but also in Europe. This brought people back to Earth. When they could see the images of the catastrophe that the War caused, it was shocking. For them to be able to see how people were killed how whole cities were destroyed, that most have being hard. In 1953 television brought in the first color commercial, though most people didn’t get to see it because they had the black and white television instead of the color one. Anyways this was exiting, now it was more than just images. Apart from all the War programs, there were also shows and sports. Comedies and theater started to be transmitted through television. Even if you weren’t on the country where your favorite baseball team was playing you could watch the game through television. This invention was one of the most important of the time. Television brought with it more opportunities for everyone. This time it was more than hearing what was happening you could even get to see it with your own eyes. | Television (1950’s)

2: Norma Jean Mortenson was a model in the 1940s. After changing her name to Marilyn Monroe the American actress entered the movie world. She started with a small part in a movie and passed to been the most famous actress in the 1950s. Marilyn Monroe worked in some movies such as Let’s Make It Legal (1951), Love Nest (1951), Clash by Night (1952), and Niagara (1953). In 1954 Monroe went to Korea to sing to the American soldiers. She sang to more than 13,000 men. But that was not the only time. During the World War II Monroe sang to the soldiers. Apart from entertainment this could have helped the soldiers stop thinking about the War for one second and have a good time. | Marilyn Monroe

3: Studebaker | The Studebaker family, which included all the Studebaker brothers, Clement, John Mohler, Peter, Jacob and Henry, owned a Car company founded in the 1850’s. Clement Studebaker, founded the company and then all the other four brothers joined. This company became the largest producer of vehicles in the United States. This company also manufactured cars for the military, farmers and miners

4: Joseph MacCarthy | Joe McCarthy wanted to become the Democratic Party candidate for district attorney. He failed trying to do it so he switched sides and he became the Republican Candidate in an election to become a circuit court judge. He supported Franklin Roosevelt. He was the republican who led “Which Hunts” against the communism in America. He also started the dreaded “Black listing.” When the United States entered the war he joined the marines. All this happened while and after World War II. He was important because he got to be a politician during the 1950s.

5: Richard Nixon was the thirty-seventh president of the United States. Though he was defeated by Kennedy on 1960, Nixon didn’t give up and he came back on 1968 were he wan the position as president of the United States. During World War II While served as Navy lieutenant commander in the Pacific. While he was not president he became Eisenhower’s running mate. While he was president he did lots of important changes in the United States. Nixon signed a treaty in 1972 with Leonid I. Brezhnev to limit nuclear weapons on both countries. He even improved relations with USSR and China. And in 1973 he ended Americans fights with Viet Nam. | Richard Nixon

6: 1.Who was Marilyn Monroe? A. singer B. actress C. both D. politician 2.What was Richard Nixon’s Job? 3.Was television invented in the 1950’s? Yes No 4.What was the job of the Studebaker family? 5.What party did McCarthy follow? | Quiz

7: bibliography http://www.popcrunch.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/06/billy-joel.jpg http://popculturehasaids.files.wordpress.com/2011/05/tv_set.jpg http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_1EDafL1qUqg/TIkccrkeTtI/AAAAAAAAPQ8/uuQi714_VPs/s1600/marilyn-monroe01.jpg http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/archive/2/20/20090127002541!Richard_Nixon.jpg http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/archive/f/fa/20060209075950!Joseph_McCarthy.jpg http://www.tippe.com/images/Studebakerbrothers.jpg text http://www.britannica.com/EBchecked/topic/569881/Clement-Studebaker http://www.whitehouse.gov/about/presidents/richardnixon http://www.britannica.com/EBchecked/topic/390235/Marilyn-Monroe | images

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