ch_27 - QUIT 27 The Postwar Boom CHAPTER OBJECTIVE INTERACT...

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27 The Postwar Boom QUIT CHAPTER OBJECTIVE INTERACT WITH HISTORY TIME LINE VISUAL SUMMARY SECTION Postwar America 1 SECTION The American Dream in the Fifties 2 SECTION Popular Culture 3 SECTION The Other America 4 MAP GRAPH
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27 The Postwar Boom HOME CHAPTER OBJECTIVE To understand the economic, social, and cultural changes that occurred in postwar America
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27 W I T H H I S T O R Y I N T E R A C T What is the American dream of the 1950s? Examine the Issues You have returned home from serving in World War II to find that your country is changing. The cities have swelled. Outlying suburbs are being built up with almost identical homes. America produces more and cheaper goods. In a booming economy, couples marry and start families in record numbers. As you watch clever ads on TV for the newest labor-saving gadgets, you feel nostalgia for a simpler time. • Who might be excluded from the new prosperity? • How does pressure to conform affect the American dream? HOME • How does advertising promote certain lifestyles and ideals? The Postwar Boom
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27 The United States The World 1946 Baby boom begins. 1947 Jackie Robinson integrates major league baseball. 1948 Harry S. Truman is elected president. 1949 Mao Zedong's Communist forces gain control of China. 1950’s Disc jockey Alan Freed is the first to use the term “rock ‘n’ roll” on the air. 1950 Korean War begins. TIME LINE HOME 1954 Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka outlaws school segregation. 1954 U.S.S.R. opens the first small nuclear power plant. 1953 Korean War ceasefire is signed. 1952 Dwight D. Eisenhower is elected president. continued . . . The Postwar Boom
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27 The United States The World 1960 John F. Kennedy is elected president. TIME LINE HOME 1956 Eisenhower is reelected. 1956 Soviets crush uprising in Hungary. 1959 Alaska and Hawaii become the 49th and 50th states. 1959 Fidel Castro comes to power in Cuba. 1957 Soviets launch Sputnik 1. 1958 NASA—the National Aeronautics and Space Administration—is established. The Postwar Boom
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1 Postwar America As Americans try to put the nightmare of World War II behind them and begin rebuilding their lives, the economy booms and the country becomes conservative. OVERVIEW ASSESSMENT KEY IDEA HOME
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Postwar America OVERVIEW The Truman and Eisenhower administrations led the nation to make social, economic, and political adjustments following World War II. In the years after World War II, the United States became the economic and military power that it still is today. MAIN IDEA
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This note was uploaded on 02/02/2010 for the course GOVT 131 taught by Professor Kenroberts during the Fall '07 term at Cornell University (Engineering School).

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ch_27 - QUIT 27 The Postwar Boom CHAPTER OBJECTIVE INTERACT...

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