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The 1950’s

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The Fifties was a decade that saw the rise of Elvis Presley, the emergence of abstract expressionist artists such as Jackson Pollock as well as the birth of Pop Art, and the beginning of the Cold War (and the accompanying Red Scare).

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Televisions became more commonplace and many Americans spent the majority of their free time watching television broadcasts.

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This altered everything about the world, since the media had to find ways to reach into the living rooms of families from the Pacific to the Atlantic. As a result, national politics and interests were more heavily featured.

The Atomic Age