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Exam 3

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Baby Boom the country began to prosper again, causing more marriages and people getting married at younger ages. This resulted in the "baby boom."
Consumer Society suddenly people had money to spend again and at least some things to spend it on. Consumerism became one of the most powerful forced in American culture & one of the American features the war was being fought to defend.
GI Bill (Servicemen's Readjustment Act of 1944) provided housing, education, and job-training subsidies to veterans and increased spending even further.
Suburbs -47% ^ in suburban population 1950s, causin more cars to be bought, ^ demand for homes, road construction -William Levitt: use of mass-production techniques to construct large developments of houses
Benefits of Suburbs -provided fams w/ larger homes: easier to raise large # kids, privacy & security, space for new consumer goods -ppl moved to suburbs because they were restricted to white inhabitants -they increased isolation from the workplace
Effects of Suburbs -fams needed a 2nd income to maintain the standard of livin they desired -more married women began working outside the home increased
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