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Post WW 2

Post WW2

Postwar Prosperity An American period of unprecedented economic growth following World War II.
Consumerism The belief that it is good for people to spend a lot of money on goods and services.
Sunbelt The southern United States from California to Florida, noted for economic opportunities in defense and high-tech industries, and population growth following World War II.
Congressional Reapportionment The reallocation of the number of representatives each state has in the House of Representatives.
Expanded Federal Government When the government takes an active role in national society and industry in order to correct economic or social inequalities.
Social Welfare Debate Discussion and/or argument concerning the government's role in and stance on poverty, unemployment, and national health care.
Suburbanization The growth of housing communities on the edges of a city.
Baby Boom The rise in birthrates in the United States after World War II; the generation born between 1946 and 1964.
Rust Belt Parts of the northeastern and Midwestern United States that are characterized by declining industry, aging factories, and a falling population.
Created by: JenBeckler