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HIS-450 Topic 2The Golden and Mystical 1950s WorksheetInstructions: In 200-300 words, respond to the following prompts. Each prompt should besupported with research.1.What specific effects did Urban Sprawl have on U.S. society? Explain.-During the 1950s, white, middle-class Americans primarily populated suburban areas. Thesefamilies moved out of cities to raise their children in safer and more spacious livingenvironments. These suburban areas were also known for their lower tax rates and bettereducation systems. The smaller business moved into these areas in order to take advantage ofthe lower tax rates, higher profits, and better revenue (Everything Connects, 2017). Theseareas, typically taking up the space in between cities, quickly began spreading across thecountry. Despite their apparent positive effects, other specific impacts quickly also becameapparent. These impacts include higher water pollution due to more residential use, higher airpollution due to the eventual excess use of automobiles, increasing traffic jams and facilities,loss of land for agricultural use, and more pollutants in lakes and rivers as a result of sewagerunoff (Everything Connects, 2017). Aside from the impacts on the immediate areasurrounding the suburbs, these communities also had racial impacts. Given that many ofthese areas catered to and were populated by white middle-class families, the separationbetween races became much more apparent. This meant that while many Caucasian familiesfled to the suburbs, many African American familial units remained in the deteriorating innercities where many of the urban riots took place in the 1960s (Moss & Thomas, 2013).2.How did the advent of Rock and Roll and the “Teen Culture” impact U.S. society?Explain.
-The development of Rock and Roll in the United States created a subculture never seen inAmerican society. This culture became known as “teen culture”. Individuals between theages of 15 and 19 were able to develop an identifying culture outside of the normativeculture of their immediate surroundings. The new culture sparked more creativity anddifferent innovative styles of music, fashion, trends, and art. This newly formed culturesparked animosity in the older individuals who were more beholden to the ideals of hardwork and dedication of their youth. The teens of the day were known as carefree rebels”by those not part of the teen culture (Moss & Thomas, 2013). Many of the older

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