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Overviews of the 40s & 50s

 

 

 

 

 

 

LET'S LOOK BACK ON THE LIFE OF OUR YOUTH through a series of videos. Most are from a group called "Life in America," and none are from Streator itself. They do, however, reflect somewhat accurately what our lives were like. 

 

 

 

 

12 Things Gone Forever: 1950s

Bet you'll remember all of these!

 

 

 

 

Flashback to 1959

A long look back to 1959 is featured in this next video. Enjoy!

 

 

 

 

Flashback to 1958

Our graduation year! Let's take a backward look to 1958.

 

 

 

Flashback to 1957

 

 
 
 

 

 

 

Flashback to 1956

Let's take a look back at the events that took place during the year 1956.

 

 

 

 

 

Flashback to 1955

A look back at the events that took place during the year 1955 is presented in the next video.

 

 

 

 

Flashback to 1954

A look back at the events that took place during the year 1954 is presented below.

 

 

 

 

Flashback to 1953
Take a look at the events that took place during the year 1953.
 

 

 

 

 

Flashback to 1952

Let's take a look back at the events that took place during the year 1952.

 

 
 
 
 
 
Flashback to 1951
 
A look back at the events that took place during the year 1951 is featured below.

 

 

 

 

Flashback to 1950

This video takes a look back at the events that took place during the year 1950.

CORRECTION: The average cost of a home in 1950 was $7500.

 

 

 

 

 

Snapshot: The 50s
The 1950s traces immigration patterns, post-World War II prosperity, the space race and McCarthyism.

 

 

 

 

 

Snapshot: The 40s 

The 1940s analyzes the impact of U.S. participation in World War II and the major domestic developments at home. Emphasis is on the events happening at home to support the war efforts, such as women and minorities in the workforce and the internment of Japanese-Americans who lived in the western United States.

 

 

 

 

 

The Fabulous Forties

A short video depicting what American life was like in the 1940s. It covers victory gardens, the Zoot Suit Riots, and scrap metal drives. It's part of a video series I use in US history class to give students a visual perspective of the various eras.