The Cold War - Changes in the 60's - Vietnam     Supplemental Information For This Era

1950's thru 1975

1950 Average Cost of a new car $1,510.00
1951 Truman relieves MacArthur of duties in Korea
1952 Einstein refuses presidency of Israel
1953 Supreme Court back right-to-work law
1954 Communist Party outlawed in U.S.
1955 Disneyland opens in California
1956 Egypt nationalizes Suez canal
1957 National Guard sent to Arkansas to enforce desegregation
1958 Sir Edmund Hillary reaches the South Pole
1959 Castro comes to power in Cuba