1950s Life in the United States


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The end of what war prompted the growth seen in the 1950s?

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1. What demographic event happened in the late 1940s and throughout the 1950s?

2. Consumerism was encouraged in response to the political and economic philosophy of which country?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

With these handy tools, you'll be assessed on growth in the 50s, changes in demographics, consumerism, desegregation, and the GI Bill.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

You'll answer questions on:

  • Which war started 1950s growth
  • Demographic changes in the 40s and 50s
  • Why consumerism rose
  • The court case that stopped school segregation
  • Results of the GI Bill

Skills Practiced

  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the ending of school segregation in the U.S. in the 50s
  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about consumerism in the U.S. in a different way
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding the GI Bill's benefits and interpret it correctly

Additional Learning

You can learn even more when it comes to the 50s by checking out our related video lesson titled 1950s Life in the United States. This lesson will help you learn more about the following:

  • Soldiers coming home from the war
  • The GI Bill
  • Downsides of the 50s
  • Changes in the 50s