4-4-07 Notes - a ENIAC b John von neumann c Interest of...

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Cold War Society I. Cultural Imperialism A. Conformity through Consumerism 1. Company production retooled a) More affordable b) Refrigerators, washing machines, dishwashers c) Popularity of Television 2. Automobiles a) Affected other businesses b) Highway Act 3. Suburbs a) Lack of housing b) Developers respond – Levittown model c) Why the suburbs d) Conformity i) Standard of Living ii) Middle class = the norm e) Federal Housing Authority f) Discrimination B. Family Ideal 1. Men and the Servicemen's Readjustment Act of 1944 a) Access to education b) Government Loans c) Men are the breadwinners vs. women as homemakers 2. Women – Expected to return to the home a) Working wives b) Why c) Volunteer work 3. Family Life – marry younger and have more children a) Targeted by advertisers b) National Defense Education Act c) College expectations d) Rebel against the conformity C. Technology 1. Research and Development – military connection 2. Chemical Industry a) Plastics b) Synthetic fibers 3. Transistor technology 4. First “computers”
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Unformatted text preview: a) ENIAC b) John von neumann c) Interest of national security d) Large computers to compute data i) IBM 5. Medical science a) Penicillin b) Streptomycin c) Vaccines 6. Mechanization a) Effect on Labor II. Marginalized Groups A. The Poor 1. Concentrated in urban areas 2. Disparity of services in urban v. suburban 3. National Housing Act of 1949 4. Economic shifts affect the working poor a) Industry in the Northeast=Rust Belt b) Agricultural mechanization=labor work not needed B. Race 1. Asian Americans a) McCarran – Walter Act of 1952 i) Exceptions due to wars b) FBI surveillance c) Usually ethnic neighborhoods 2. Hispanics a) Puerto Ricans b) The Bracero program and Mexicans i) National Agricultural Workers' Union ii) Social Mobility 3. Native Americans a) Discrimination b) Federal Laws i) Tribal System ii) Reservations 4. African Americans a) De Facto and de jure segregationi b) Exclusions c) Suburbs d) Craft Unions...
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This note was uploaded on 03/30/2008 for the course HIST 1116 taught by Professor Kmurphy during the Spring '07 term at Virginia Tech.

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4-4-07 Notes - a ENIAC b John von neumann c Interest of...

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