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    In the 1950’s there was a lot of problems.  For an example, there was McCarthyism. You see Senator Joseph R.  McCarthy was a senator from Wisconsin until February 19850 when he chose to make the decision to claim a list of 202 Communist employed in the U.S. state of department.  From that monument Senator McCarthy became a crusader against Communism in the early 1950’s this period of time has been referred “Red Scare”.  As chairman of the Permanent Investigating Subcommittee, Senator McCarthy led hearings under communist subversion in America and investigated communist of the Armed Forces.  He decided to change his name into a modern English whitens before in recent history.  If you would like to know the actual definition of McCarthyism, then The American Heritage Dictionary is the book to browse through.  Here are the definitions.  1. The political practice of publishing accusations of disloyalty or subversion with insufficient regard to evidence, and 2. The use of methods of investigation with investigation and accusation regarded as unfair in order to suppress opposition.  Senator McCarthy was censured by the U.S. Senate on December 2,1954 and then he passed away on May 2, 1957.

   The North Korean communist goverment had fought to bring together Korea.  In June 1950, the North Korea army invaded SouthKorea and gained alot of their property.  Americans thought the Soviets were tyring to have North Korea attack South Korea.  Therefore the american leaders belived that the invasion was the Soviets idea.  America fought for the United Nations.  Finally in the July 1953 America found a way to end the war.

   Segregation was a huge thing in the 1950's.  The defination of segregation is seperated by law.  In this The Blacks and whites were forced to not intereact with each other in school and out of school.  No just that Colored and noncoloerd people could not ride together on the bus either as well.  Thankfully however, the first African American, Rosa Parks said she disagreed with that law so she stood up and decided to make a change.  There was a segregation law for restruants as well.  There were two teens that were black who went to an allwhite resturaunt. 


Where the Fifties is Present to Erik Soderstrom, Sherrill Buford, Kayla Allen, Nicole Dyer and Sara Romine 2005