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Unformatted text preview: spend that money on many different things causing the economy to explode. And because of all the new families getting started this time because known as the " Baby Boom ". Over all after the war the economy really took off in a great way. Davidson, J. (Ed.). (2006). Nation of nations: A concise narrative of the American republic (4th ed., Vol. 2). New York: McGraw-Hill Week 2 DQ 2 By the mid 1950s, healthy American economy, along with the fact that a lot of households consisted of two incomes, allowed people to purchase many luxuries for their homes and family. Items such as dishwashers, televisions, automobiles, etc., became easier to buy. These items, among others, became a symbol of social standing and success. While most Americans were willing to participate in achieving this "richer lifestyle, others were very critical. The critics thought the Americans were being forced into a suburban mold. Groups such as the beatniks, and rock-and-roll musicians rebelled against the mainstream culture....
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