1952 Essay

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In 1954, many barriers were broken that made this a year of success. One of the major
achievements is the cure for Polio being discovered which saved many lives and made the
disease extinct. Other successes include the revolution of music and the birth of Rock &
Roll. Other achievements this year were the invention of the first 2-seated sports car,
the corvette, and the beginning of the Sports Illustrated magazine. During this year, RCA
also produced the first color television where families could watch shows such as the
Nelsons and the Show of Shows. Swanson also made the first TV dinners that families ate
while they watched TV.

One of the major barriers that were broken was the invention of the hydrogen bomb and when
it was released, it was noted to be the biggest bomb to ever be set off. The United States
conducted a full scale, successful experiment with a fusion device in 1952, which produced
an explosion equivalent to several megatons (million tons) of chemical explosive. In 1954,
the United States detonated a fusion bomb with a power of 15 megatons instead of the
expected 7 megatons. It created a glowing fireball more than 4.8 km (more than 3 miles) in
diameter, and a huge mushroom cloud that quickly rose into the stratosphere. The hydrogen
bomb was tested in the Marshall Islands in the Pacific Ocean. The bomb was said to be over
500 times more powerful than the bomb dropped on Hiroshima, Japan, in 1945, giving the
United States the technology to produce a bomb capable of razing any of the world’s
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