In the United States, the 1950s was the rise of suburbia. Undeveloped areas were constructed into planned communities. One of the most famous subdivisions of this time was known as Levittown. Levittown was a political subdivision of Long Island, New York. It was the first truly mass-produced suburb and served as the prototype for postwar suburbs across America.
After WWII, drive in movie theatres began to be put in all over the nation. After so many GIs had traveled the country and seen the unique things it had to offer, businessmen realized the potential in the entertainment market. In the late 1950s drive-in movie theatres hit their popularity peak. Now that more people had access to cars, drive-ins were more convenient for than regular movie theatres for various reasons. A couple or family with a baby could take care of their child while watching a movie, while teenagers with access to cars found drive-ins ideal for dates. With the rising popularity of cars owned by citizens, Dwight D. Eisenhower created a network of highways that became known as the Interstate Highway System.
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[...] When the Iranian Revolution broke out in Iran, and the Shah was overthrown, the US did not intervene. When the Shah had a medical emergency, Carter eventually let him into the US temporarily for the duration of his cancer treatment. In response to the Shah's entry into the US, Iranian militants took fifty-two Americans hostage from the US embassy in Tehran. They demanded the Shah's return and a promise from the US not to interfere again. The hostage crisis continued even after the Shah had left the US and died in Egypt. [...]
[...] Members of the Ohio National Guard opened fire on the protesting students leaving four students dead and nine others wounded, one of whom suffered permanent paralysis. In response to this massacre hundreds of universities, and high schools closed throughout the United States due to a strike of eight million students. This event further divided the country along political lines. State Shootings”) In 1971 State Department officer Daniel Ellsberg gave what is known as the Pentagon Papers to the The New York Times to publish. [...]
[...] was called American Bandstand and was hosted by Dick Clark. Also popular at this time were quiz game shows, once they were determined not to be a form of gambling. In an attempt to make these shows more dramatic, producers began to fix them. At first it was small things but eventually the more popular contestants on the show were given obvious advantages. They would be asked questions in their area of expertise and even given answers, while less liked contestants were given more difficult questions. [...]
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