The Fear of Being an Independent Woman

Before the 1950s the typical household always consisted of the working man and the stay-at-home housewife. This lifestyle was almost never questioned and the majority of the U.S. population lived by this. The husband left for work every morning and the wife was left to get the kids ready for school and do household choresContinue reading “The Fear of Being an Independent Woman”

The Waste of the Midwest.

The Minutemen Missiles of South Dakota was an example of how careless the United States was with money during the cold war—the U.S. was so frightened by the possibility of being taken over by communism that they were doing anything they could to be “prepared”. President Dwight Eisenhower warned of this in his farewell address.Continue reading “The Waste of the Midwest.”

What did we fear more, Communists or Homosexuality?

The lavender scare was a part of the new rising fear of homosexual men and women and how they could be a possible threat to the United States. Gay men and lesbian women were becoming more common during the cold war. And though the majority of the U.S. population did not agree with it atContinue reading “What did we fear more, Communists or Homosexuality?”

Right Idea, Bad Execution

The national security state is the protection of citizens and the economy of the United States of America. Meaning to protect what runs the country and what is the foundation of working America. The national security state is to protect in any way possible, by getting citizens aware of the threat or even relocating peopleContinue reading “Right Idea, Bad Execution”