1950: War in Korea, confirmation of hydrogen bomb programmed by president Truman, credit card system introduced (changed economy)

1951: Festival of Britain and Nationwide celebrations in UK, Identity of cards made essential for south Africans to identify race

1952:New United States president Dwight D. Eisenhower was elected

1953: A new regime took over in Russia when Stalin died

1954: French power and dominance in Vietnam ended when French forces were defeated at Dien Bien Phu, Brown vs. Board of Education Supreme court case

1955: The United States civil rights campaign got underway, Warsaw Pact agreement was signed

1956: The Suez Crisis, was nationalized and control was taken away from Britain and France

1957: Civil rights movement of 1957, Little Rock Crisis, Eisenhower Doctrine, Civil rights commission established

1958: NASA was founded, Berlin Airlift began

1959: Alaska and Hawaii join United States, United States population reaches 177,829.628

1960: Almost 60% of American families owned their owned homes, approximately 90% of Americans owned at least one television set.