Lecture 12

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April 25, 2008 Page 1 of 2 Lecture 12 Contradictions Economic Growth At the end of WWII (1945), 40% of Americans owned their own home, TVs were rare, and most people only owned one car The 1950s turned into a consumer’s republic with highways and malls 60% of Americans now owned houses, had TVs and a poodle, utilized jet travel, and multiple cars per household The average American income had increased as much as it had in the past 50 years Money was sent into the economy from defense expenditures, savings and earnings, government expenses of health care, social security and welfare In the mid-1950s the GI bill sent white veterans to college and med-school “When Affirmative Action Was White” Through “Operation Wetback” many Mexicans were deported Blacks did not benefit for the GI bill Growth of the Family More Americans married at younger ages and they had more babies Baby BOOM Americans were eager to put WWII behind them and move on with their
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