We Didn't Start The Fire Cameron braden and hallie french

Davy Crockett

"He became a colonel for the Lawrence County, Tennessee Militia and later elected to the Tennessee state legislature. He was elected for the U.S. Congress in 1826 and was known for his opposing much of what Andrew Jackson was working at doing, in specifically the Indian Removal Act. In the 1834 elections he was defeated and it was accredited to his opposition of Jackson’s polices. This is what was said to have sparked his leaving for Texas and his joining in the Texas Revolution in 1836. He was killed in March at the famous Battle of the Alamo"

I think Davy Crockett was in this song because he was important to this period of time because he was a highly elected leader.

Disneyland

"Soviet leader Nikita Khrushchev explodes with anger when he learns that he cannot visit Disneyland. The incident marked the climax of Khrushchev’s day in Los Angeles, one that was marked by both frivolity and tension."

This is significant because Nikita Khrushchev was a soviet leader during this time period and so his name was in the song because he was a significant leader.

Fun fact: Walt Disney's head is frozen underneath disney world.

Doris Day

"her singing career became popular during ww2"

I think she was in this song because she started to become more popular during this time period

Elvis Presley

"In 1958–60, he served in Germany in a tank unit during the Berlin Crisis. The East Germans regarded Elvis as a problem they had to counter; the U.S. military regarded him as an opportunity they could exploit. Elvis mattered—a lot—to both sides in the Cold War."

I think Elvis Presley was in this song because he has such a following and an audience and he had such a big impact on people of this time and people today with his talent.

Fun Fact: Elvis' famous black hair was dyed - his natural color was brown.

England's got a new queen

"On February 6, 1952, Queen Elizabeth 2 ascended to the throne upon the death of her father, King George 6. Her coronation didn't take place until June 2, 1953. This was a great event, not only in Britain but in all the countries of the British Commonwealth. It was also big news in the United States and many other countries as well. Filmed documentaries of the event circulated in Commonwealth countries for a long time after the event and every school child was taken to organized cinema screenings in school time"

I think Queen Elizabeth was in this song because she was the most important lady in England at this time and she is still very well known today.

Fun fact: The Queen has received over 3.5 million items of correspondence during her reign

Harry Truman

"Truman made the decision to use the atomic bomb against Japan, helped rebuild postwar Europe, worked to contain communism and led the United States into the Korean War"

I think Harry Truman was in this song because he made big decisions during this time. The decisions he mad could have been life or death for some people and so he had a big impact.

Fun Fact: Truman wasn’t a top candidate for vice president

Little Rock

"Little Rock Nine African-American students enrolled at Central High School in Little Rock, Arkansas. Governor Faubus ordered the Arkansas National Guard to surround Central High School to keep the nine students from entering the school, because he believed black and whites should be segregated, despite Federal laws on integration. President Dwight D. Eisenhower ordered the 101st Airborne Division into Little Rock to insure the safety of the students. The crisis gained world-wide attention."

I think this is in the song because the Little Rock Nine was in this song because this event helped start equality between white and black citizens and its effects have carried over into today's society.

Fun Fact: one of the little rock nine wrote a book about their experience

Marilyn Monroe

"Working 10 hours a day for $20 a week in a World War II defense plant 70 years ago was 18-year-old Norma Jeane Dougherty, wife of a young United States merchant seaman assigned overseas. Her company, called Radioplane, in Burbank, Calif., founded by the British character actor Reginald Denny, made small remote-controlled pilotless aircraft, intended to help United States Army and Navy anti-aircraft gunners refine their targeting skills."

I think Marilyn Monroe was in this song because she was such a famous individual during this time and so many people looked up to her and followed her because of her talent.

Fun fact: she has an afar with present kennedy

Princess Grace

"She starred in the 1954 movie 'The Bridges at Toko-Ri' which lionized US combat pilots that had fought in the Korean War.The movie was an important propaganda exercise in showing the US public just what their military had been doing to combat Communism."

I think she was in this song because she was a figure that helped represent this significant time in history

Fun Fact: 2. She was the first actress to appear on a US postage stamp

Rock Around the Clock

""Rock Around the Clock" Bill Haley and the Comets came out with what was considered the first rock-and-roll hit song, Rock Around the Clock. It was the theme music for the popular movie Blackboard Jungle."

I think this was in the song because it was the first in such a significant genre of music that still, to this day, people listen to and enjoy.

Walter Winchell

"He was considered to have a “left of center” political view through World War 2 when he was stridently pro-Roosevelt, pro-labor, and pro–Democratic Party. During the Depression, Winchell favored Roosevelt and stood by the troops during the war. By his popularity, Winchell had the power to create and destroy the lives of actors, actresses, political parties, etc. He was the first to find out about news and report it over the radio. When he died in 1972, a front page article in the paper eulogized Winchell as the country’s best known journalist and radio sensation."

I think he was in the song because so many people listened to what he had to say and his opinions and so he had a huge impact on the views of others

Fun Fact:Walter Winchell was born on April 7, 1897 in New York City

Woodstock

"A farmer in the Woodstock area of New York state donated his land for a rock concert. Surprisingly, 600,000 rock fans showed up, making it the biggest rock concert ever held"

I think Wood stock was in this song because it was such a big deal for so many people during this time.

Fun Fact: Bob Dylan, didn’t attend Woodstock because he didn’t like hippies.

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