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The Fifties
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World War II ends in the Pacific, and the world lives with the legacy of its final moment: the atomic bomb. Veterans return, and create new lives for themselves in the 50s. The GI Bill, Levittown, Civil Rights, the Cold War and Rock 'n Roll are featured.
Key Events

The end of World War II and the post-war years.


The end of World War II, with a close-up of Asia, and the U.S. in the 1950s.


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In August, 1945, the United States dropped atomic bombs of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, Japan. Was President Truman correct in his decision to drop atomic bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki?

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