1950s - MIAMI UNIVERSITY HISTORY 112 SURVEY OF AMERICAN...

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MIAMI UNIVERSITY HISTORY 112 SURVEY OF AMERICAN HISTORY March 31, 2008 Tootle’s Story Questions to Consider How Can We Describe the Post-World War II Mood? Why Was There Such Conformity? How Did the Political World Reflect the Cultural World? Who Shared in the Prosperity? Postwar Mood Optimism o A sense that all was going well dominated American culture during these times o Era of rampid materialism o The Baby Boom Population rapidly increasing o Impact of the G.I. Bill Provided that all veterans could receive very low interest mortgages and could go to college or grad. School for free o Both white and blue collar workers were doing well Wages increasing, etc. o Returning Servicemen o Prices & Wages Prices go up and people begin to demand higher wages o Fear of Another Depression
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