Then followed the Korean War, from June 25, 1950 until the Armistice Agreement was signed on July 27, 1953.
The Vietnam War known as the Second Indochina War and known in Vietnam as Resistance War Against America occurred in Vietnam, Laos, and Cambodia from November 1, 1955 to April 30, 1975. This war was fought between North Vietnam—supported by the Soviet Union, China and other communist allies—and the government of South Vietnam—supported by the United States, Philippines and other anti-communist allies.
The overthrow of Fulgencio Batista by Fidel Castro, Che Guevara and other forces in 1959 resulted in the creation of the first communist government in the western hemisphere. The Cuban Missile Crisis of 1962 led to a confrontation between the United States, Cuba, and the Soviet Union.
During these wars, the U. S. had the draft, so many young men found themselves in the middle of battle barely out of h high school.
Enough of wars. But you can see how they affected people's lives. How about a witch hunt?
The Cold War era seemed to encourage witch hunts, and comics found themselves blamed for the alarming increase in juvenile delinquency and other social ills. In 1948, American children across the country piled their comic book collections in schoolyards, and, encouraged by parents, teachers, and clergymen, set them ablaze. In the same year, the media began attacking comic books. John Mason Brown of the Saturday Review of Literature described comics as the "marijuana of the nursery; the bane of the bassinet; the horror of the house; the curse of kids, and a threat to the future.
The Supreme Court ruling of Brown vs. the Board of Education in 1954 was a landmark case in the civil rights movement. In the early 1950s the 1954 Brown v. Board of Education ruling by the Supreme Court of the United States opened the door to the beginnings of the right for all Americans to an equal and fair education regardless of race, creed or religion. During this time, racial segregation was still present in the U.S. and other countries. The Civil Rights Movement of the 1960s would soon begin.
Sputnik I was launched in 1957. The U.S. then launched Explorer I three months later, beginning the space race.
In thinking of the 1950s as a historic era, it was a period of prosperity, but also with considerable turmoil and changes occurring.
Okay, you've had your history lesson for the day.