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 MHAL - 1950s Guessing Game
The decade of the 1950s was the "Golden Age" of the automobile.
Michigan's state bird, the robin, was used as part of the logo for many years beginning in 1955.
The Detroit Lions won four division titles during the 1950s and won the NFL championships of 1952, 1953 and 1957.
www.michigan.gov /hal/0,1607,7-160-15481_19268_20778-52601--,00.html   (824 words)

 Term Papers on American History - Term Papers Lab
Life in the United States in the 1830's was sectional, the south was set on farming the north was industrialized and the west was expanding.
The initial response of the United States was reflected in the views of Senator, Goerge w.
The 1950's were very different and radical in fact, this is the decade that began rock n' roll, the civil rights movement, better family living, advances in technology, Fash...
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 Narconon International presents methamphetamine information   (Site not responding. Last check: )
In the United States in the 1950s, legally manufactured tablets of both dextroamphetamine (Dexedrine) and methamphetamine (Methedrine) became readily available and were used non-medically by college students, truck drivers, and athletes.
Not only are methamphetamine laboratories used to manufacture illegal, often deadly drugs, but the clandestine nature of the manufacturing process and the presence of ignitable, corrosive, reactive, and toxic chemicals at the sites have resulted in explosions, fires, toxic fumes, and irreparable damage to human health and to the environment.
The ADAM system reports that methamphetamine use continues to be more common in the western United States than in the rest of the nation.
www.narconon.org /druginfo/methamphetamine_hist.html   (1685 words)

 United States boys clothes: The 1950s
The 1950s for most Americans were a peaceful interlude of certainties before the 1960s with the Civil Rights movement and War in Vietnam.
Most caps in the 1950s were worn during the winter and might have ear flaps.
Some of the shows appaering in the 1950s that relected this trend were: Lassie (1954-71), Leave It to Beaver (1957-63), Spin and Marty, Dennis the Menace (1959-63), and many more.
histclo.com /country/us/co-uspw50.html   (3914 words)

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Some methamphetamine is transshipped through the state destined for Pennsylvania and states as far away as Texas.
Methamphetamine trafficking and abuse in the United States have been on the rise over the past few years.
Among the 35 States with 10 or more methamphetamine admissions in all three years, 31 States showed increases between 1993 and 1995.
www.lycos.com /info/methamphetamine--united-states.html?page=2   (504 words)

 Mid Term Papers: Term Papers on In The Early 1950s, United States Senator Joseph McCarthy Became The Center Of C
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In the early 1950s, United States Senator Joseph McCarthy became the center of controversy regarding his accusations that he believed that Communists were infiltrating America and in particular, the government.
In the 1950s people ran scared, but the evil accusations were all in the minds of the leaders and the people.
www.midtermpapers.com /17874.htm   (584 words)

WASHINGTON—Children living in the western United States in the 1950s learned to “duck and cover” at school in case of a nuclear attack, unaware that a more tangible nuclear danger lay in their lunchtime milk cartons.
He noted, however, that the population of children living in the United States during the tests would be expected to develop some 500,000 thyroid cancers during their lifetime, independent of their I-131 exposure.
Furthermore, many children in the 1950s were exposed to medical x-rays at levels known to increase thyroid cancer risk.
www.cancernetwork.com /journals/oncnews/n9709i.htm   (983 words)

 HS 428, Section 1
This course explores domestic developments in the United States from the end of World War II in 1945 to the end of the Cold War in the 1990s.
Among the places where you can find information about post-1945 United States history are: your text books; Dayton Memorial and other libraries (books, articles, data bases, audio and visual materials); the internet (on-line encyclopedias, museum holdings, pictures, textual material); and people with appropriate expertise like your professors.
Such work generally states ideas with little or no support for them, and/or is illogical and disorderly, and/or is so flawed that it difficult to follow.
academic.regis.edu /jriley/hs428f2000.htm   (2263 words)

 Rock – Groups at Last.fm
Description: Rock and roll is a defined genre of music that originated in the United States in the 1950s, and quickly spread to the rest of the world.
In the rock and roll style of the early 1950s, the saxophone was often the lead instrument, replaced by guitar in the mid 1950s.
In the earliest form of rock and roll, the late 1940s, the piano was the lead instrument, and certainly, rock and roll was a direct outgrowth of boogie woogie piano.
www.last.fm /group/Rock   (253 words)

 Sandcastle V.I. - America's Tropical Isles - Puerto Rico Overview
Puerto Rico was ceded to the United States in 1898.
A civilian government was formed in 1900, and by 1917 Puerto Ricans were made citizens of the United States.
Although there was widespread emigration of Puerto Ricans to the United States in the 1950s and 1960s, economic growth in both the tourist and indutrial sectors has resulted in a much improved economy.
www.sandcastlevi.com /travel/isles/us-pr.htm   (541 words)

 sociology - 1950s
The United States CIA orchestrated the overthrow of the Guatemalan government.
Early history of the People's Republic of China, of the state of Israel, and of the Indonesian state.
Along with the appearance of the sentence Kilroy was here across the United States, graffiti as an art form develops, especially among urban African Americans; graffiti eventually becomes one of the four elements of hip hop
www.aboutsociology.com /sociology/1950s   (343 words)

 United States General Interest: General Interest in United States
The state is known for its natural beauty, a landscape of glaciers, tundra and pristine wilderness (continue...
Music is a big part of the United States of America; there are a myriad of songs specifically describing the experience of living in America, and from these songs listeners get a distinctive view of American culture...
Boasting a strong agricultural heritage, it is not surprising that the state of Vermont hosts an extraordinary number of country fairs and festivals throughout the year.
www.usa.worldweb.com /FeaturesReviews/GeneralInterest   (1337 words)

 Tonsillectomy: Does My Child Need a Tonsillectomy? - Healthy Kids and Pediatrics - health and medical information ...
Tonsillectomy became a popular treatment for recurrent sore throats and respiratory infections as early as the 1800s, and its frequency peaked in the United States in the late 1950s to the 1970s.
The number of tonsillectomies performed in the United States has declined from over 1 million per year in the 1970s, to about 250,000 per year, due to growing skepticism in the medical community about the utility of tonsillectomy for infection control.
Often performed in conjunction with removal of the adenoid (a mass of lymphoid tissue located behind the nasal passages), tonsillectomy is a minor surgical procedure that is generally well-tolerated.
www.medicinenet.com /script/main/art.asp?articlekey=41583   (369 words)

 The Globalist | Global Economy -- Keeping America in the Asian Dream
China is going through a period of highway construction similar to that which occured in the United States in the 1950s and 1960s.
Ordinary Chinese look at the United States as a land of opportunity, which is why so many risk their lives to come to its shores.
It should not send the message that the United States considers Asia to be somehow of lower priority now that China has joined the World Trade Organization.
www.theglobalist.com /printStoryId.aspx?StoryId=2005   (1364 words)

 Total Cold War - Reviews
Osgood's well-researched volume uses topics as diverse as cultural diplomacy, the arms race, and the space race to shed new light on efforts by the Eisenhower Administration to shape opinions at home as well as abroad, in the free world as well as the communist world.
Osgood convincingly shows, in a sophisticated narrative that weaves together many topics and themes, that the struggle to 'win hearts and minds' in Western countries and the Third World was at least as high a priority for the United States as the battle to influence sentiments in the Communist bloc.
    Although the United States Information Agency did the brunt of the visible work, Eisenhower was shrewd enough to involve non-governmental bodies -- business, private individuals, labor -- because he felt they would be more effective, and because they would have the value of mobilizing the public behind what he was doing.
www.fau.edu /~kosgood/TCWcomments.htm   (1391 words)

 Keeping the Rabble In Line - 1. The World Bank, GATT and Free Trade
Their early role was in helping to carry through the reconstruction of the state capitalist industrial societies that had been wrecked by the Second World War.
So for example every one of the Western powers, including the United States, is entering the GATT negotiations with a certain agenda, a mixture of liberalization and protectionism geared to the particular strengths and weaknesses of that economy.
The United States and Britain are probably the ones that suffered most from it, thanks to Reaganite and Thatcherite measures.
cyberspacei.com /jesusi/authors/chomsky/rab/krl_001.htm   (6241 words)

The first Cursillos were held in the United States in the 1950s, and English language events began around 1961.
Episcopal Cursillo was founded in 1978, and in 1980 it received a license from the Roman Catholic body to conduct similar weekends for Episcopalians.
Similar movements have sprung up for other denominations, such as Emmaus Walk in the United Methodist Church, but not all are chartered or recognized by the National Cursillo Secretariat.
www.episcopalchurch.org /19625_14145_ENG_HTM.htm   (263 words)

 EO Library: Remote Sensing
Then, with the emergence of the space program in the 1960s, Earth-orbiting cosmonauts and astronauts acted much like tourists by taking photos out the window of their spacecraft.
The term "remote sensing," first used in the United States in the 1950s by Ms.
Evelyn Pruitt of the U.S. Office of Naval Research, is now commonly used to describe the science—and art—of identifying, observing, and measuring an object without coming into direct contact with it.
earthobservatory.nasa.gov /Library/RemoteSensing   (316 words)

 Muck and Mystery: Harmful Apologists
Rather, such groups are important in any society precisely because of their role in pointing out — and indeed in focusing on — either undesirable side-effects of scientific and technological progress that have been given insufficient attention, or potential dangers before they occur.
The claim that If such groups had been stronger in the United States in the 1950s, the widespread ecological damage recorded by Carson might never have occurred is a-scientific as well as a-historical.
Prior to the pesticides used in the 1950s truly dangerous arsenic and lead based insecticides were used.
www.garyjones.org /mt/archives/000169.html   (1162 words)

Brown did not explicitly state that the United States would intervene militarily in response to internal threats, like revolution, but after he left office he explained what could be said openly and what could not: "One sensitive issue is whether the United States should plan to protect the oil fields against internal or regional threats.
He observes that Soviet naval units in the Gulf were not offensively deployed, in contradistinction to those of the United States.
The United States condemned the use of chemical weapons, but declined to support any Council action against Iraq.<143> The Council did issue a much less significant "statement" in 1985 condemning the use of chemical weapons, but without mentioning Iraq by name; then, in March 1986, for the first time a Council statement explicitly denounced Iraq.
www.zmag.org /zmag/articles/ShalomIranIraq.html   (8076 words)

 Foreign Affairs - The Rise of U.S. Nuclear Primacy - Keir A. Lieber and Daryl G. Press
By the early 1960s, the nuclear arsenals of the United States and the Soviet Union had grown so large and sophisticated that neither country could entirely destroy the other's retaliatory force by launching first, even with a surprise attack.
Hawks, who believe that the United States is a benevolent force in the world, will welcome the new nuclear era because they trust that U.S. dominance in both conventional and nuclear weapons will help deter aggression by other countries.
The United States derived immense strategic benefits from its nuclear primacy during the early years of the Cold War, in terms of both crisis-bargaining advantages vis-à-vis the Soviet Union (for example, in the case of Berlin in the late 1950s and early 1960s) and planning for war against the Red Army in Europe.
www.foreignaffairs.org /20060301faessay85204/keir-a-lieber-daryl-g-press/the-rise-of-u-s-nuclear-primacy.html   (1360 words)

 "Israel’s Richest Woman Packs Her Bags - Forward.com"
But Ha’aretz columnist Yoel Marcus asked rhetorically whether an American tycoon like a Rockefeller would leave the United States and close down his charitable (tax-exempt) foundations just because the tabloids were after him.
He moved to the United States in the early 1950s, eventually setting up Carnival Cruise Lines, which became the Carnival Corporation, the largest cruise line in the world.
He established the National Foundation for Advancement in the Arts, based in Miami, brought professional basketball to South Florida with the forming of the Miami Heat and established the philanthropic Arison Foundation in Israel and the United States.
www.forward.com /articles/israel-s-richest-woman-packs-her-bags   (1161 words)

 CNN - U.S. trout population declining from whirling disease - Nov. 10, 1997
BOZEMAN, Montana (CNN) -- A disease that disorients fish, eventually killing them, is spreading across the United States, affecting not only the fish but the people who depend on them for their livelihood.
It apparently came from Europe to the United States in the 1950s and has since spread to 22 states.
"Fishing in Montana is more than a $250-million-a-year industry, and in a small populated state like ours, that is a large portion," said Tom Anacker, the president of the Whirling Disease Foundation.
www.cnn.com /EARTH/9711/10/whirling.disease/index.html   (465 words)

 Free Home Values - Orange County Real Estate - Los Angeles - Riverside -San Bernardino - Morgage
Cerritos is a planned suburb of Los Angeles County, California, United States on the American west coast, and is one of several cities that constitute the Gateway Cities of southeast Los Angeles County.
Blythe is a city in Riverside County, California, United States, in the Palo Verde Valley, an agricultural area along the Colorado River.
According to the United States Census Bureau, in 2000 the city's population was 173,556.
www.usfreeappraisals.com   (17961 words)

 Back to the '50s - Nov. 18, 2002
In a research note released Monday, Merrill Lynch senior economist Gerald Cohen pointed out some of the surprising similarities between the United States in the 1950s and the 2000s and suggested that the robust economic growth that followed the '50s could happen again in the '00s.
Not only are business-friendly Republicans in control of Congress and the White House for the first time since 1954-56, there are other 1950s-era trends that already have re-emerged in the new century that could be a boon to the economy.
Still, as scary as deflation can be -- witness the United States during the Great Depression and modern-day Japan -- the super-low inflation of the '50s and '60s was accompanied by rip-roaring economic growth.
money.cnn.com /2002/11/18/news/economy/back_to_50s/index.htm   (1057 words)

 People's Daily Online -- Northrop unveils airliner defense system against missile attack
Recent reports of criminals attempting to smuggle shoulder- fired missiles into the United States have renewed attention on efforts by the US Department of Homeland Security to protect airlines from portable surface-to-air missiles.
Amid intensified debate over the necessity of onboard defensive systems, domestic airlines, already financially strapped, are balking at moves to equip their jets with such systems, which could cost up to 1 million dollars per plane.
The typical shoulder-held launcher and the small missile were designed by the United States in the 1950s and can strike aircraft flying up to 5,000 meters.
english.people.com.cn /200511/18/eng20051118_222223.html   (331 words)

 AFA - American Federation of Arts
Over the course of the one hundred years from the 1850s to the 1950s, American art and culture came of age, evolving from the provincial to the international and moving from literal depictions of the particular to abstract interpretations of universal ideals...
Color field painting, which emerged in the United States in the 1950s, is characterized by pouring, staining, or spraying thinned paint onto raw canvas, creating vast chromatic expanses.
Rusticity is a particularly American idiom that drew inspiration from the wilderness, not only expressing itself intellectually but playing a significant role in shaping American art and architecture of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries...
www.afaweb.org /exhibitions/american.php   (138 words)

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