History Quiz / 1950s America

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President of the United States, 1945-53
Policy towards international communism expressed in NSC-68
Conservative attitudes make many women return to this role
This King of Rock 'n' Roll begins his career
This defining novel by Jack Kerouac is published in 1957
Europe continues to be rebuilt by a Plan named after this Secretary of State
This TV show, starring Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz, debuts in 1951
The Montgomery Bus Boycott is sparked by this woman in 1955
In 1959, this pioneer of rock 'n' roll dies in a plane crash
This war against communism takes place from 1950 to 1953
This Allen Ginsberg poem causes an obscenity trial in 1957
This former World War II General becomes President of the United States in 1953
Middle-class Americans flood out of the cities into these family-friendly areas
This professor provokes controversy when he publishes his research on human sexuality
This later President becomes Vice-President of the United States in 1953
This country music legend begins his career at Sun Records
This 1959 historical epic wins 11 Academy Awards, including Best Picture
This cultural icon stars in 'Rebel Without a Cause' and 'East of Eden'
This theoretical physicist dies in New Jersey in 1955
This national system of freeways is formed, revolutionising American roads
This Wisconsin Senator causes mass anti-communist hysteria
Adolescents become popularly known by this term
This Arthur Miller play, an allegory of the Red Scare, debuts on Broadway in 1953,
Federal troops are forced to intervene when nine African-American students attempt to attend a segregated high school in this city
This novel by J.D. Salinger is published in 1951
This abstract expressionist becomes known for his unique style of drip painting
This iconic actress stars in films such as 'Gentlemen Prefer Blondes' and 'The Seven Year Itch'
Ray Kroc purchases this company in 1955, turning it into a major fast-food chain

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