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Post War Boom

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Discretionary income The money to buy what is wanted in addition to what is needed
Baby boom After the war, families had tons of babies, creating this. Led to a 20 % population growth during the 50s and led to increasing consumer demand and more demand for education
Levittown symbolized most significant social trends of postwar era-flight to suburbs
Dixiecrats Southern Democrats who broke from the party in 1948 over the issue of civil rights and ran a presidential ticket as the States' Rights Democrats were referred to as dixiecrats
Beat movement social and literary nonconformity of artists, poets, and writers
Rock n Roll Disc Jockey Allan Freed coined the term. He was one of the first to play music
Planned obsolescence manufacturers purposely designed products to become obsolete
Checker’s Speech Televised speech VP candidate Richard Nixon,he responded to scandalous reports misuse of funds while he was in the Senate; the speech, in which he referred to the family's dog, saved his candidacy and illustrated the political potential of television.
Interstate Highway Act 1956, Congress began funding a limited-access interstate highway system that has enormously increased long-distance travel in America and shifted population away from the central city to the suburbs
Created by: PLHShistory