The Post war boom
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Who were Elvis's backup singers?
What is the name of Elvis's home?
Which city and state was Elvis born in?
What memphis high school did Elvis attend?
Humes High School
Where did Elvis buy his clothes on Beale Street?
Elvis originally got his start here, where he was eventually fired
The Grand Ole Opry
Elvis was married once. What was his wife's name?
What was the name of Elvis's plane? (it was his child's name)
Elvis got his 1st big break on what prime t.v. show?
The Ed-Sullivan Show
What recording studio in Memphis did Elvis make a tourist attraction of today?
Who was in the Million Dollar Quartet? list all 4 members. Which studio did they all get their big start in?
Jerry Lee Lewis (only one still living today), Carl Perkins (wrote blue suede shoes), Elvis, and Johny Cash; Sun Studios
The "Zippin Pippin" was Elvis's favorite amusement park ride at the Memphis Theme Park. What was the park known as?
The "Zippin Pippin" is a wooden rollercoaster
In 1958 Elvis was drafted and served a 2 year stint in which U.S. military branch?
The necklace was a trademark that Elvis wore. What did the initials TCB on the necklace stand for?
Takin' care of business
When Elvis performed concerts in Memphis, at what venue did he perform?
Elvis had a collection of individuals that followed him around. They were his "yes men" and took care of many things for him. What were they called?
List 5 of Elvis's most popular hits
1. Jailhouse rock
2. Hound dog
3. Blue Christmas
4. Blue suede shoes
5. Heartbreak Hotel
Who was elected president in 1952?
Who was elected president in 1948?
Who was the president the desegregated the military?
Who was the president that was a WW2 hero?
Who was the president that had Richard Nixon as Vice president?
Who was president when the arms race began?
Which president was the democrat? Ike or Truman?
Who was the republican? Ike or Truman?
What did the Interstate Highway Act do? Which president authorized it?
authorized the construction of a 41,000-mile network of interstate highways. Ike
Who was William Levitt?
Define Checkers speech. Who delivered it and why?
Speech delivered by Nixon on live television denying any charges of having a "slush fund" (a fund often designated for corrupt practices, such as bribery), but he admitted to accepting one gift for his children, a dog named "Checkers"
What was The adventures of Ozzie and Harriet?
A popular 50's t.v. show that represented that "ideal" American family
small residential communities surrounding cities
buying material goods
came to be equated with success and status
What was the Howdy Doody show?
popular kids tv show
What was the Ed-Sullivan show?
Where Elvis got his big break
What was the GI Bill? What was it's real name? What was it's purpose? What 2 things did it do?
helped ease veterans' return to civilian life. Also called the Servicemen's Readjustment Act. Encouraged veterans to get an education by paying part of their tuition and guaranteed them a year's worth of unemployment
benefits while job hunting.
what is a white collared job?
office style jobs
What's a conglomerate? Give an example
major corporations that include a number of smaller companies in unrelated fields. Exp. International Telephone and Telegraph (ITT), bought rental car companies and hotel chains
Who was Jonas Salk?
Developed polio vaccine
What was "I love Lucy"?
A popular sit-com in the 50's
Who was Alan Freed? What term did he coin?
DJ from Cleveland, Ohio that coined the term "rock and roll"
What was white flight?
the move of white city-dwellers to the suburbs to escape the influx of minorities.
Who was Stram Thurmond?
South Carolina governor who ran in the 1948 election that focused on state rights. believed in segregation of the south. Political party called Dixiecrats.
What's an organization man?
A worker who would fall in line and did what was best for the company without asking questions or rocking the boat
Who was Dr. Benjamin Spock?
Pediatrician that wrote a book and was popularly followed by parents for parenting advice. he believed that children should be allowed to express themselves and parents should never physically punish their kids
What was gunsmoke?
a popular western t.v. show in the 50's
What did Elvis like to give away?
Cars, specifically cadillacs
Why did the baby boom occur?
Husbands returning from war,
Decreasing marriage age,
Desirability of large families,
Confidence in economy,
Advances in medicine
What years did the baby boom start and end? what was the peak year?
1946-1964. peak year was in 1957.
how many americans owned a t.v. by the 1950's?
What were the 50's also known as?
the golden age of t.v.
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