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Explain the significance of suburbs for the development of the United States in the 1950s. How did women experience postwar affluence? the WW2 the American economy witnessed a large growth that reshaped American culture. The government provided the GI Bill for soldiers which consisted of financial help and offered loans for college, homes, and unemployment. Many Americans used this opportunity to buy homes and the demand for housing went up. Living outside of the crowded cities seemed pleasant and this caused suburban lifestyle to become a popular lifestyle for Americans. The number of American homes doubled during the decade and America became a perfect place of wealth and comfort
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Unformatted text preview: known as the “American Dream”. During WW2 women stepped up to take on jobs that needed to be filled after most of the men left for war. After the war was over many soldiers returned home with their incomes and benefits and married quite quickly. This caused women to step away from their working roles and take on the role as the American homemaker. A homemaker is a person who cooks, cleans, and takes care of the children at home. Women that did work at this time were paid much less than men and were not allowed to work most jobs that men worked. Many women worked as secretaries or in offices....
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