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Can you provide the answers to each question regarding 1950s America?

 Plays Quiz Updated May 17, 2015

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The tension between the US and the USSR is described as this type of 'war'
This place 'where dreams come true' opens
Salinger writes this controversial novel
Last state added to the United States
These 'Bums' finally beat the Yankees in the World Series
He initiates a legendary career with his first RCA single, 'Heartbreak Hotel'
Eisenhower concept that once one nation falls to Communism, the surrounding ones will too
Polio vaccine is developed by this man
This first artificial satellite to enter Earth's orbit influences the 'Space Race'
Landmark case declaring segregated public education as 'unconstitutional'
Rod Serling brings us to this dimension
Watson and Crick are credited with concluding the helical structure of this molecule
This Cuban revolutionary is denied help by America and subsequently turns to USSR
Nine integrated students are infamously harassed while attending Central High School in this city
First successful transplant of this (or any) vital organ
This backyard, 'plastic' baseball is introduced
Rosa Parks refuses to give up a seat in a bus in this segregated Southern town
After successful Soviet detonation of the atom bomb, the U.S creates this deadlier WMD
Juvenile delinquency gives rise to this generation, coined by Jack Kerouac, and possibly the precursor to hippies
Turning point of the Korean War (for America) is when General MacArthur's forces land here

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