Archive for the 1950’s Category

Brown vs. Board of Education of Topeka, KN 1954

Posted in 1950's, Civil Rights with tags on April 10, 2017 by mrkufs

The Warren Court decision said that “separate but equal” of Plessy v Ferguson was INHERENTLY NOT EQUAL. This landmark decision meant that integration replaced segregation across the land.


Nixon’s “Checkers” Speech

Posted in 1950's on March 28, 2017 by mrkufs

Richard Nixon saves his VP candidacy with this 1952 Speech.

Honeymooners Episode

Posted in 1950's on April 6, 2016 by mrkufs

Ralph loses his job and Alice is forced to work!


Elvis on the Ed Sullivan Show

Posted in 1950's, Culture, Music on April 3, 2016 by mrkufs

As we study Elvis and the culture and music of the 1950’s this is a must see. Notice nothing from below the waist-he hips moving was seen as obscene to many adults of the conformist era.


Boy Meets World “I Was A Teenage Spy”

Posted in 1950's, Cold War on April 1, 2016 by mrkufs

This is a satirical spoof of the 1950’s episode.¬†



Eisenhower Doctrine to the Middle East in 1957

Posted in 1950's, Cold War, Speeches on April 1, 2016 by mrkufs

The term Eisenhower Doctrine refers to a speech by President Dwight David Eisenhower on 5 January 1957, within a “Special Message to the Congress on the Situation in the Middle East”. Under the Eisenhower Doctrine, a country could request American economic assistance and/or aid from U.S. military forces if it was being threatened by armed aggression from another state.[1] Eisenhower singled out the Soviet threat in his doctrine by authorizing the commitment of U.S. forces “to secure and protect the territorial integrity and political independence of such nations, requesting such aid against overt armed aggression from any nation controlled by international communism.”