exam 3 - Final Chapter 25-30 Chapter 25 April 8 2014...

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Final Chapter 25-30April 8, 2014Chapter 25 1953-1963Was a time of expansive optimismabout the future. US increases territorially oHawaii and Alaska Baby boom oThe period of increased U.S. childbirths from roughly the early 1940’s to the early 1960s. oDemonstrated widespread faith in the future for American children Decade of growth for U.S. influence abroad, the domestic economy, consumer culture, and televisionSuburbs oAn area on the outskirts of a city, usually residential. Suburbs expanded dramatically after World War II. oHighways and shopping malls expanded to meet the needs of increasing numbers of families with young children Periods of anxiety Atomic age oSputnik The first artificial satellite to orbit the earth, launched by the Soviet Union in 1957 Alarmed Americans of the Soviet’s technological power Communist take over and defeat of the US in the Cold War oIn what ways did the suburban family home promote Cold War ideology? Consumer spending and the Suburban Idealo1947-1961—national income increases more than 60%instead of saving the extra money earned, families spent it o1950-1970—suburban population more than doubled families poured money into domestic homes, domestic appliances, televisions, car, and family vacations amusement parks were being built churches began having camps oThe Cold War made a profound contribution to suburban sprawl. Congress passes Federal-Aid Highway Act of 1956Provided $100 billion for building 41,000 miles of national highways oOne reason for this was to provide quick evacuation in case of atomic bombing
Race, class, and domesticity oObservers expressed concern that real dangers to America were internal: racial strife, emancipated women, class conflict, and family disruption. oAfter World War II the country faced housing shortages Government offered Federal Housing Administration (FHA)Loans and income tax reductions to homebuyers oMade it possible for white working class and middle class to buy houses oRed lining Policies maintained by the federal housing administration and lending bankswhich designated certain neighborhoods off limits to racial minorities, Next Tuesday no class April 17—EXTRA READING—barb: nickel and dime, intro, and first chapter Airorght book Final 25-30 –mainly Additional essay covering the whole semester Civil Rights Summit Last Thursday—1950’s Father knows best oWholesome family video Senator Joseph Mcarthy Famous kitchen debate Cold war implications of the suburbs oPeople want things scattered just incase of a nuclear bomb Use of pesticides oRachel Women strike for peaceoBan the bomb movement American Exports are the way of life oCoca cola advertisement Transgressive 50’s oLittle Richard
oJames Dean Leading menRebels without a cause Civil Rights Movement Questions she asked the class—Image-- The kid who got killed because he whistled at a white woman—Emmitt Till oWas dragged out of the house he was staying at and brutally killed o

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