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Unformatted text preview: Chapter 32 Through the Picture Window: Society and Culture, 1945 1960 People of Plenty Dominant Feature was remarkable prosperity GNP nearly doubled in 15 yrs. America produced and consumed nearly 2/3 of the worlds goods High government spending continued to drive the country out of the depression Many Americans halted to buy goods so after the war they went into a spending frenzy The GI Bill of Rights Provided unemployment pay for Vets Helped lead to a social revolution Allowed for higher education Helped lead to racial barriers as well BABY BOOM Pop grew almost 40 million (30%) An Expanding Consumer Culture Proportion of homeowners grew by 50% b/w 1945 and 1960 38% of the nation had color tvs by the 70s Advertising began to grow Baby boomers helped add needs in the economy with the need for toys Baby Boomers knew nothing of depression, grew up in abundance and carefree consumption The Suburban Frontier The Rise of the sunbelt...
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