Viewing Guide: The Century - America's Time (Episode 09 - Happy Days)

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This is a fantastic documentary series for US History. My questions simply serve as a guide to ensure that students are paying attention to the information that is being presented. (30 questions & Answer Key Included)

This episode is currently available via YouTube:
The Century: America's Time - 1953-1960: Happy Days

EPISODE SUMMARY:
The election of Dwight Eisenhower in 1952 ushered in one of the most prosperous eras in American history. The shortages of the war were a distant memory as consumers rushed to spend their wartime savings on the new homes, cars and appliances that were now abundant. The nuclear family as the haven from political and atomic anxiety depended on rigid gender roles and consumption, and television provided the images of themselves that Americans wanted to see. But beneath the complacency of the era lurked the indicators of a society waiting to rebel, and the realities of a nation divided by racial and class conflicts. This episode examines the “Happy Days” of the 1950s and the major events of those years such as the Baby Boom, suburbanization, the advent of television, Civil Rights, Brown v. Board of Education, youth rebellions and the fears of a society enmeshed in a cold war.

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Please see my other Viewing Guides for this series:
Viewing Guide: The Century - America's Time (Episode 01 - Seeds of Change)
Viewing Guide: The Century - America's Time (Episode 02 - Shell Shock)
Viewing Guide: The Century - America's Time (Episode 03 - Boom to Bust)
Viewing Guide: The Century - America's Time (Episode 04 - Stormy Weather)
Viewing Guide: The Century - America's Time (Episode 05 - Over the Edge)
Viewing Guide: The Century - America's Time (Episode 06 - Civilians at War)
Viewing Guide: The Century - America's Time (Episode 07 - The Homefront)
Viewing Guide: The Century - America's Time (Episode 08 - Best Years)
Viewing Guide: The Century - America's Time (Episode 09 - Happy Days)
Viewing Guide: The Century - America's Time (Episode 10 - Poisoned Dreams)
Viewing Guide: The Century - America's Time (Episode 11 - Unpinned)
Viewing Guide: The Century - America's Time (Episode 12 - Approach Apocalypse)
Viewing Guide: The Century - America's Time (Episode 13 - Starting Over)
Viewing Guide: The Century - America's Time (Episode 14 - A New World)
Viewing Guide: The Century - America's Time (Episode 15 - The 90s and Beyond)
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45 Minutes

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