What were the 1950s called?

What were the 1950s called?

The 1950s (sometimes known as the "Fifties" or the "'50s") were a decade in the Gregorian calendar that started on January 1, 1950 and concluded on December 31, 1959. It was the first year of the Cold War between the United States and the Soviet Union.

The decade was marked by conflicts in several regions of the world, including Korea, where an armistice halted fighting but not until after millions of deaths. The war still has ramifications today. In Europe, NATO was formed to counter Russian influence while also beginning the process of bringing about economic integration. In Asia, the Korean War inspired the formation of both the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) and the Southeast Asian Treaty Organization (SEATO). In Africa, decolonization brought independence to many countries with large populations of formerly enslaved people. But this movement of freedom led to conflict in some cases; for example, in Algeria and Kenya. In Latin America, military dictatorships were established in many countries, especially in Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Uruguay and Venezuela.

The decade was also notable for its increase in popularity of entertainment and consumer goods. General Motors produced the first car designed specifically for women, the Chevrolet Corvette. The vehicle was an immediate success and is still sold today.

Is it the 1950s or 1950s?

The term "1950s" refers to the entire decade. The 1950's is a reference to a fact or incident that occurred during the decade (for example, The Twist was a 1950's dance). Though it may appear strange to have a number and a letter next to each other without any punctuation, the plural lacks an apostrophe. Thus, 1950's is correctly written as one word.

What era was the 1940s called?

The 1940s were a decade of the Gregorian calendar that started on January 1, 1940 and ended on December 31, 1949.

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What were the leap years in the 1950s?

The year 1950 is not divisible by four. As a result, 1950 was not a leap year. 1957 however was a leap year because it was divisible by four.

The year 2000 was not a leap year either. As far as I know, this is an international standard that has never been disputed or questioned.

But what about other years? Other than 1900 and 2100, every other year is divisible by four. Therefore, they too are leap years. 1850, 1870, 1930, and 1960 were all leap years.

Did you know that many people incorrectly state that 1950 was not a leap year? No, it was just correctly stated that 1957 was a leap year.

How did the 50s shape the 60s?

Historians commonly characterize the 1950s as a decade of prosperity, conformity, and consensus, whereas the 1960s are portrayed as a decade of instability, protest, and disillusionment. For a variety of reasons, the 1950s were considered as an affluent and conformist decade. Although the economy was growing at a rate of more than 3 percent per year, many Americans felt that the country was going through a cultural shift toward greater individualism and materialism. The federal government also took action during this time period to encourage these changes by passing laws requiring students to attend school until they reached age 18, allowing for the interstate migration of workers, and creating the Civil Rights Act of 1957.

The 1960s began with much turmoil and unrest. In January 1961, President-elect John F. Kennedy announced that the United States would join the world's first nuclear power. On May 25, 1962, Congress passed the Nuclear Test Ban Treaty, which banned all nuclear tests in earth's atmosphere, under water, or in space.

Also in May 1962, there was widespread panic when it was reported that one million people had already died in India from starvation caused by the catastrophic failure of the Indus River System. The Indian government had diverted the entire flow of the river into one large reservoir in order to produce electricity for its growing population. When the rains failed, the system collapsed, causing widespread famine.

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