The Best Years: 1939-1960

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The Best Years: 1939-1960 by Mind Map: The Best Years: 1939-1960

1. Cold War

1.1. Ideas and Concepts

1.1.1. Cold vs. Hot War

1.1.2. Iron Curtain

1.1.3. Marshall Plan

1.1.4. Containment

1.1.5. Blacklisting

1.2. Ideological Conflicts

1.2.1. U.S.

1.2.1.1. Communist Scare

1.2.1.1.1. McCarthyism

1.2.1.1.2. Hollywood

1.2.2. Soviet Union

1.3. Conflicts

1.3.1. Korean War

1.3.1.1. Americans did not pay attention to it.

1.4. Events

1.4.1. Berlin

1.4.1.1. Airlift

1.4.2. Nuclear Weaponry

1.4.2.1. H-Bomb

1.4.3. Sputnik 1

2. Postwar Conditions

2.1. Europe

2.1.1. Social

2.1.1.1. Casualties

2.1.1.2. Devastation was possible doorway for spread of communism.

2.1.2. Economic

2.1.2.1. Homeless

2.1.2.2. Lack of Food

2.1.2.3. Inflation

2.2. America

2.2.1. Social

2.2.1.1. Racial Discrimination

2.2.1.2. Women

2.2.1.3. The 1950s were about stability.

2.2.2. Economic

2.2.3. GI Bill of Rights

2.2.4. Intellectual Concern

2.2.4.1. Rocket Development

2.3. Japan

2.3.1. Future course set by U.S.

2.4. China

3. Baby Boom

3.1. Most significant demographic change in America. 25 million children were added to the population.

3.1.1. Females were degraded to be "breeders"

3.2. Women were expected to have children.

3.3. Fueled rock-n-roll and youth culture

4. Civil Rights Movement

4.1. People

4.1.1. Rosa Parks

4.1.2. Martin Luther King Jr.

4.2. Events

4.2.1. Central High School in Arkansas

5. American Prosperity

5.1. Social Change

5.1.1. Consumerism

5.1.2. Gender Roles

5.1.2.1. 1/4 of society lived in suburban tract homes

5.1.2.2. Marriage

5.1.2.2.1. Women expected to stay home while men work.

5.1.3. Stability

5.1.3.1. Population Growth

5.1.3.2. Careers

5.1.3.2.1. Image

5.1.3.2.2. Women

5.1.4. Playboy Magazine

5.1.4.1. Marilyn Monroe

5.1.5. Television

5.1.5.1. President Eisenhower

5.1.5.2. Many families were able to afford their own tv set.

5.1.5.3. Was always turned on everyday

5.2. Culture

5.2.1. Rock n Roll

5.2.1.1. Traditionalists

5.2.1.2. Elvis Presley

5.2.1.3. Bill Haley

5.2.2. American Bandstand

5.2.3. Cars

5.2.3.1. Federal Highway System

6. Vocabulary A07