Jackson Ch 13 Presentation

Jackson Ch 13 Presentation - Lilly Hubschman Urban Politics...

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Lilly Hubschman February 28, 2008 Urban Politics and Policies: Presentation of 2/28 Reading (Jackson CH 13) The Baby Boom and the Age of the Subdivision I. The most important consequence of the victory over Japan in WWII a. Not end of shortages, restructuring of international boundaries, reparation payments, or big power politics b. Survival of husbands and sons i. Normal family life could resume II. The United States was no better prepared for peace than war a. Housing was a pressing need i. 16 years of depression and war, construction industry was inactive b. new housing for soldiers was temporary c. marriage rate began to rise in 1940 i. war produced snap decisions in the realm of marriage d. birth rate began to climb in 1943 i. good-bye babies ii. absence of birth control iii. wife’s allotment check increased with each child iv. tangible reminder of a husband that might not return e. 6 million families doubled up with friends or relatives, 500,000 occupied Quonset huts or temporary quarters, 250 former trolley cars were sold as homes f. Servicemen’s Readjustment Act of 1944 i. Created a Veterans Administration mortgage program 1. Stimulated building boom
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This note was uploaded on 05/05/2008 for the course POLI_SCI 221 taught by Professor Galvin during the Winter '07 term at Northwestern.

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