During the 1950s, a lot of changes regarding the society occurred. Segregation was still occurring, causing a lot of protests and changes to civil rights. The gap between the older and younger generation widened because the teenagers of the 50s were into new and different things, sometimes causing uncertainty about how the youth was growing up. The idea of the "perfect family" became popular, and people began flocking to picture-perfect suburbs, including one known as Levittown. The Cold War also caused a lot of fear, and people to began thinking the United States was putting its citizens on the line. To learn more about the society during the 1950s, explore the subtopics.
Culture of the 1950s