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Most Significant Moments Most Significant Moments Danny Hanshew Jr. HIS/135 Shane Runyon
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Most Significant Moments On September 1, 1939 World War II (WWII) began when Hitler invaded Poland. This invasion was lead by Hitler who believed those who were not like him and his race needed to be wiped from the face of the earth. The Allied Forces, including the United States, banded together to preserve not only freedom but the right to live. The history of the United States is a fight against tyranny and oppression from the King of England. Granted he wasn’t out to kill the colonists, he simply wanted them under his rule forever. It took 6 years for the war to end but on September 2, 1945 it did. It’s interesting to see how America grew as a country from there. Americans looked to the future and decided to build, and grow into a power nation. America may not have always led the way by science, but we did lead the way in industry, and gave a chance to those who wanted a better life. America did not always have it easy, and America has had its issues, but what country has not. The Rise of the Suburbs 1950s The 1950s symbolized a time period 5 years following the end of WWII. In the pursuit happiness the American Dream was now founded. The war hero’s and their wives started a new decade that would transform the country side to a modern society. Not only did this lead the way for the typical American family, but also brought an economic boom. Homes needed to be built, cars needed to be built, strip malls had to be built, gas stations had to be built, and it was job after job that was invented and money to be earned, which in turn was spent in all the new areas of commerce. The suburb would not have come into being if it were not for the automobile and the modern highway. During the 1950's, cars were being built with many automatic features and were becoming fashioned with chrome and tail fins. Almost overnight, shopping centers, and
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Most Significant Moments drive-in theaters became manifestations of an increasingly mobile culture. Between 1948 and 1958, there were 4000 drive-in theaters with facilities ranging from playgrounds to Laundromats. Automobile registrations rose as fast as the birth rate with 26 million in 1945 to forty million by 1950 (Knight, 2000-2008). People were expanding families; commutes back and forth to work were part of daily life, which meant cars were being sold by the thousands. The cars had to be serviced, which gave new jobs to grease monkeys and gas station attendants. Gas companies made money by fueling Americans running errands and commuting back and forth from work in the city to home in the suburbs. The 1950’s ran like a fine crafted watch, all the cogs fell into place, and life was looking good. The American dream with the house, and white picket fence was in full swing. Pleasantville had arrived.
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