The Growth of Popular Culture Chapter 24 Section 2

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<ul><li> Slide 1 </li> <li> The Growth of Popular Culture Chapter 24 Section 2 </li> <li> Slide 2 </li> <li> Words to Know Consumer : A person who buys and uses products Generation gap : A large difference in taste and values between young people and their parents. </li> <li> Slide 3 </li> <li> 1950s Television began to affect American life Brought the same message to all Americans T.V. created a popular American culture Teenagers and adults began to like different things </li> <li> Slide 4 </li> <li> Television Changes Life First t.v.s sold in late 1940s: Most families didnt own one until 50s T.V.s Small boxes Even smaller b+w screens T.V. was exciting People across the country could watch the same things By 1950: 4 million homes (t.v.s) By 1960: most American families owned one </li> <li> Slide 5 </li> <li> Before T.V. Families made their own fun: Read Sang Listened to the radio Played games Talked By 1956-many adults watched as much t.v. per week as they did work Children spent many hours in front of the t.v. as well </li> <li> Slide 6 </li> <li> Chart pg. 456 Homes in 1950: 4 million Homes in 1956: 35 million Homes in 1960: 45 million When was the biggest increase: 1950-1952 What was the increase: 11 million </li> <li> Slide 7 </li> <li> Changing Politics 1952 Presidential Race Candidates made speeches on t.v. Could speak to millions of people Look and sounded (affected who won) Candidates with more money=more ads on t.v. Most Americans get many of their political views from t.v. </li> <li> Slide 8 </li> <li> Society of Consumers Affected buying habits of people Ads reached millions of people People all over the U.S Buying same food Clothes Washing machines Etc. </li> <li> Slide 9 </li> <li> Companies spent millions on ads Ads all over to buy more.. Ad Space Newspapers Magazines Billboards t.v. </li> <li> Slide 10 </li> <li> Rock and Roll Started in the late 40s-50s African Americans moved to North and brought music with them (rhythm and blues): Jazz/blues Radio stations in North started playing this music Alan Freed-disc jockey gave it the name rock nroll </li> <li> Slide 11 </li> <li> Artists African Americans were recording top selling hits 1955-Elvis Presley: Grew up in the South Became a huge star Elvis opens the door for others Jerry Lee Lewis Buddy Holly Everly Brothers All southerners Chuck Berry-African American: Wrote songs about problems of young people First great rock n roll guitar player </li> <li> Slide 12 </li> <li> Generation Gap Many adults did not like the new music: Liked their own softer, gentler music Rock n roll too loud and fast Lyrics about young people Bad role models for children Generation Gap included Music Clothes Hairstyles Dances Movies Books ideas </li> <li> Slide 13 </li> <li> Class Work Chapter 24 Section 2 Crossword </li> </ul>