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S: he StudebakerAvantiFounded in 1852, Studebaker Brothers Manufacturing Company was first a producer of wagons for farmers, miners and the military. In 1902, Studebaker introduced their first electric vehicles and in 1904 their first gasoline vehicles. The first gasoline cars that Studebaker advertised took place in August 1912. Nevertheless, over the next 50 years, the company was well- known for quality and reliable vehicles. The Studebaker Brothers Manufacturing Company went on to produce many different types of models for vehicles, including the popular Avanti II, Roclene and Erskine. The production of Studebaker cars lasted until December 20, 1963 and the very last Studebaker car drove off the Hamilton, Ontario plant in Canada on March 16, 1966. In the end, only 4,650 Studebaker cars were made. Nowadays, there are very few Studebaker vehicles that are worth a fortune and extremely hard to find. In conclusion, the Studebaker was a tremendous success. The StudebakerAvantiFounded in 1852, Studebaker Brothers Manufacturing Company was first a producer of wagons for farmers, miners and the military. In 1902, Studebaker introduced their first electric vehicles and in 1904 their first gasoline vehicles. The first gasoline cars that Studebaker advertised took place in August 1912. Nevertheless, over the next 50 years, the company was well- known for quality and reliable vehicles. The Studebaker Brothers Manufacturing Company went on to produce many different types of models for vehicles, including the popular Avanti II, Roclene and Erskine. The production of Studebaker cars lasted until December 20, 1963 and the very last Studebaker car drove off the Hamilton, Ontario plant in Canada on March 16, 1966. In the end, only 4,650 Studebaker cars were made. Nowadays, there are very few Studebaker vehicles that are worth a fortune and extremely hard to find. In conclusion, the Studebaker was a tremendous success. The StudebakerAvantiFounded in 1852, Studebaker Brothers Manufacturing Company was first a producer of wagons for farmers, miners and the military. In 1902, Studebaker introduced their first electric vehicles and in 1904 their first gasoline vehicles. The first gasoline cars that Studebaker advertised took place in August 1912. Nevertheless, over the next 50 years, the company was well- known for quality and reliable vehicles. The Studebaker Brothers Manufacturing Company went on to produce many different types of models for vehicles, including the popular Avanti II, Roclene and Erskine. The production of Studebaker cars lasted until December 20, 1963 and the very last Studebaker car drove off the Hamilton, Ontario plant in Canada on March 16, 1966. In the end, only 4,650 Studebaker cars were made. Nowadays, there are very few Studebaker vehicles that are worth a fortune and extremely hard to find. In conclusion, the Studebaker was a tremendous success.

FC: 1950 | By: Nicolette

1: This project is based on the song " We Didn't start The Fire" by Billy Joel. The song is about events, places and people that were important. For this assignment our task was to research and explain seven of the topics mentioned in the song. The seven topics that I had to research and write about were, Joe McCarthy, Richard Nixon, Studebaker, Television, North Korea, South Korea and Marylin Monroe. This scrapbook that I put together will explain what each one is. I hope you like it! (The picture above is a picture of Billy Joel)

2: Joseph McCarthy Joseph McCarthy was a quiet and undistinguished United States senator. Nevertheless, that all changed by February 1950 when he started to speak up about his viewpoint towards communism. On February 9th 1950, McCarthy was chosen by republicans to speak at Lincoln’s birthday. His sensational speech on communism shocked everyone. Ever since that moment everyone started to recognize him for his famous anti-communist speeches and campaigns. The smart and wise senator wanted to make sure that everyone knew his thoughts and reactions towards communism. His goal was to set up a nationwide anti-communist “crusade”. Since McCarthy didn’t have all of the evidence that people wanted on why communism was bad; a lot of people were against McCarthy’s thoughts on communism and this caused a lot of hatred towards him. However, that didn’t stop him on trying his best to root out communism. Even though there is still communism today, Joseph McCarthy made an attempt and did his best to stop communism.

3: Richard Nixon On August 8, 1974 the 37th president of the United States named Richard Nixon resigned from his political life. He was voted not only for vice presidency but also for presidency. When Richard made the decision to resign from his political life, everyone was shocked. However, Richard made the decision to resign because he was accused for being part of the Watergate scandal. The Watergate scandal was when there was a break-in into the democratic national committee headquarters which took place at the Watergate office complex. Richard was accused for being involved in this scandal. Nevertheless, Richard Nixon had two options. Those options were to either get fired from his political life or to resign from it. At the end, as mentioned before Richard’s decision was to resign from his political life. Nevertheless, Richard Nixon was the first president in the United States history to ever resign from his political life.

4: The StudebakerAvanti Founded in 1852, Studebaker Brothers Manufacturing Company was first a producer of wagons for farmers, miners and the military. In 1902, Studebaker introduced their first electric vehicles and in 1904 their first gasoline vehicles. The first gasoline cars that Studebaker advertised took place in August 1912. Nevertheless, over the next 50 years, the company was well- known for quality and reliable vehicles. The Studebaker Brothers Manufacturing Company went on to produce many different types of models for vehicles, including the popular Avanti II, Roclene and Erskine. The production of Studebaker cars lasted until December 20, 1963 and the very last Studebaker car drove off the Hamilton, Ontario plant in Canada on March 16, 1966. In the end, only 4,650 Studebaker cars were made. Nowadays, there are very few Studebaker vehicles that are worth a fortune and extremely hard to find. In conclusion, the Studebaker was a tremendous success.

5: Television in the 1950 At the end of World War two, thousands of young soldiers were going back to America to start their lives all over again, with new homes, families and new jobs. With all of this also came new technology. This was all definitely a new time in America. In 1952, for the very first time in America, Republican and Democratic presidential candidates were televised live from Philadelphia across the United States. For the first time ever, people could see side by side the presidential candidates. Soon after, television would be able to be watched in the most isolated areas in the United States. In 1950 there were around 7.5 million televisions in America. Between the years of 1949 and 1969 the number of homes in America with at least one television grew from one to forty-four million. Soon after, the televisions were finally starting to come out in color instead of black and white. Thanks to the new technology that came out after world war two, everyone can now enjoy and at the same time watch the colored televisions that we have today.

6: North Korea's Invasion North Korea was a communist country and is still communist to this day. Nevertheless, North Korea has been against South Korea for not being communist and still is. On June 25, 1950 the first invasion by North Korea occurred. North Korea had around 8,900 soldiers who were supported by weapons and tanks. South Korea was invaded by North Korea and despite South Korea’s small army; South Korea did their best to defend themselves. It was not until July 27, 1953 that the war in Korea finally drew to a close. Even though most of the damage from the invasion went towards the South Koreans, the North Koreans also had to go through great suffering. Though North Korea is still communist to this day it has not made any other surprising invasions on South Korea like the one just mentioned that occurred in 1950.

7: South Korea On June 25, 1950, the North Koreans invaded the South Koreans. The South Korean army wasn’t ready for the surprising attack and therefore only consisted of less than 38, 000 soldiers whom most of them were poorly trained and with no anti-tank weapons. As the situation was rising, the United States along with the United Nations decided to interfere. Not only for the sake of the South Koreans were the United Nations and U.S. going to interfere, but also to stop any chance of communism being spread. In order to help the South Koreans, the U.S gave them military and economic aid. However, the U.S realized that in order to protect the South Koreans they would need to do a lot more than just that. Nevertheless, on October 20, 1950 the Americans entered the war to help support the South Koreans. After three years of fighting and arguments, the war in Korea finally drew to a close on July 27, 1953.

8: Marylin Monroe The talented, funny and energized Marilyn Monroe was not only a well-known actress, but also a famous singer and model. In 1950, Marilyn was assigned to play two small parts in two different movies. One of the movies that Marilyn got a part in was called “the Asphalt Jungle” which was made by John Huston. The other movie was called “All about Eve” which was made by Joseph Mankiewicz. Nevertheless, even though Marilyn got small roles in both of these movies, she played her parts really well and therefore got famous not only for her modeling but also for her acting. Later on, the funny and talented Marilyn Monroe got ranked as the 6th greatest female star by the American film institute. In conclusion, Marilyn Monroe was very successful in the acting, singing and modeling industry, that she was able to be in. She was known and is still known today as one of the most beautiful women in the world. She is truly a legend of that era.

9: QUIZ!!! 1) Joe McCarthy: Where did the sensational speech, which made Joseph McCarthy recognized take place? 2) Richard Nixon: Richard Nixon was accused for being part of which scandal? 3) Studebaker: What did the Studebaker brother’s manufacturing company fist produce? 4) Television: Approximately, how many TV’s were, in American homes in the year 1950? 5) North Korea: When did the fist invasion of the North Koreans take place? 6) South Korea: The South Korean army consisted of around how many soldiers? 7)Marilyn Monroe: Which two movies made Marilyn Monroe get noticed?

10: Bibliography 1) Cross, Mary. Icons of the Century. Greenwood Press, October 30,2002. Print. 2)Willson, Quentin. Cars a Celebration. London: Dorling Kindersely Limited, 2001. Print. 3) Junior Chronicle of the 20th Century. United States: DK Publishing, 1997. Print. 4) "Studebaker." Wikipedia.com. Wikipedia, n.d. Web. 8 Apr 2010. . 5)"Watergate Scandal." Wikipedia.com. Wikipedia, n.d. Web. 8 Apr 2010. . 6)"Marylin Monroe." Wikipedia.com. Wikipedia, n.d. Web. 8 Apr 2010. . 7)"Richard Nixon." Wikipedia.com. Wikipedia, n.d. Web. 8 Apr 2010. . 8) "McCarthy, Joseph R.." Encyclopdia Britannica. Encyclopdia Britannica Online School Edition. Encyclopdia Britannica, 2010. Web. 8 Apr. 2010

11: Bibliography for Pictures Billy Joel: http://www.starpulse.com/Music/Joel,_Billy/gallery/BILLYJOELSP001/ Richard Nixon: stupidsenators.com/tag/richard-nixon/ Marilyn Monroe big black and white picture: fr.sevenload.com/photos/pNNmRRI-Marylin-Monroe Marilyn Monroe with white dress: www.smartbizconnection.com/movie_posters.htm Marilyn Monroe: colored picture: hollywooddame.com/.../ Dark brown Television: https:/.../Television+in+the+1950s+-+p5 Lighter brown television: tucsoncitizen.com/.../telivision-of-the-1950s/ Half of a television: www.onzone.ca/.../timeline.asp?version=HTML Grease Sandy picture: www.sodahead.com/.../question-652211/ South Korea picture of war with long gun: pastorsteveweaver.wordpress.com/.../ North Korea war Soldiers: https:/.../African-AmericanMusic Joe McCarthy: www.arcadovelho.com.br/.../Magoo/index.htm Green Studebaker: www.classicaldrives.com/50226711/the_stunning... Red Studebaker: www.allposters.com/-sp/1950-Studebaker-Comman... Front Cover girls with Umbrella: mysterycreature.wordpress.com/.../ Danny from Grease: www.wordmagazine.co.uk/content/those-we-have-... Sandy from Grease: www.flixster.com/photos/grease-grease--sandy-...

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