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This Democratic presidential candidate won re-election in 1948 even though many thought he would loose.

Who is Harry Truman?

100

This was a name given to the new neighborhoods with cheap houses produced by Bill Levitt

What are Levittowns

100

This man was the rock and roll superstar of the 1950s

Who is Elvis Presley

100

This law saw to it that WWII vets were given financial assistance as they assimilated into American life

What is the GI Bill

What is the Servicemen's Readjustment Act

100

Truman's liberal economic policies (such as raising the minimum wage and expanding social security) were known as this

What is the fair deal

200

This man was the Republican nominee for the 1952 Presidential Election

Who is Dwight Eisenhower

200

Thanks to mass production, this product became affordable for most Americans during the 1950s

What is the television

200

This man was a famous African American rock and roll artist from the 1950s

Who is Chuck Berry

200

This man invented a vaccine for the Polio virus

Who is Albert Sabin

200

Increased consumer spending caused this economic problem in the years after WWII ended

What is inflation

300

This man ran against Eisenhower in both the 1952 and 1956 presidential elections

Who is Adlai Stevenson

300

This helped keep the economy from going back into a depression after the second world war ended

What is increased consumer spending

300

Youths who engaged in criminal/antisocial behaviors in the 1950s were labeled this

What are Juvenile Delinquents

300

This term describes Eisenhower's economic policy, which was somewhere between liberal and conservative

What is Dynamic Conservatism

300

This region of the United States corresponds to a mountain chain in the eastern United States

What is Appalachia 

400

This party regained control of both the Senate and the House in 1946

What is the Republican Party

400

More people than ever worked in these kinds of jobs in the 1950s (hint: they did NOT require much physical labor).

What are White Collar jobs
400

This phrase describes how different generations sometimes have trouble understanding one another

What is the generational gap

400

This law, passed in 1956, provided funding for the construction of thousands of miles worth of interstate highways in the US

What is the Interstate Highway Act of 1956
400

This poet was a part of the Beatnik movement in the 1950s

Who is Allen Ginsberg

500

This man ran as a third party candidate in the 1948 Presidential election and had the support of many conservative Southern Democrats.

Who is Strom Thurmond

500

This was the name of the computer that could process business data during the 1950s.

What is UNIVAC

500

This woman wrote "A Raisin in the Sun", a play about African American experiences with segregation

Who is Lorraine Hansberry

500

This law withdrew all legal recognition of Native American tribes in the US in order to assimilate them into American society

What is the the termination policy

500

This program saw thousands of guest workers from Mexico hired to work in Agricultural jobs in the southwest US

What is the Bracero program

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