Use this Discovering American History video entitled America at Mid Century 1952-1963 to study American society at mid-century from the premier performance of Elvis Presley in 1954 to the assassination of John F. Kennedy in 1963. Learn how this era enjoyed the prosperity of post-World War II through the growth of suburban life and the emergence of youth culture. Americans reflected a fierce desire for consumer goods and "the good life." Discover the deeply held popular belief in a continuously expanding economy and a steady increase in the standard of living helped shape social life and politics throughout the postwar era.
Learn about America at Mid Century 1952-1963.