HST 203 Exam 3 Notes

HST 203 Exam 3 Notes - HST203Part3 29/03/201109:41:00...

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HST 203 Part 3 29/03/2011 09:41:00 3/29/11 1950’s idea of what life was portrayed as was like “Leave it to Beaver” white middle class may have experienced this easy going dad, pretty mom, happy kids The Suburbs Highway construction enabled the suburbs Between 1950 and 1980 the majority of the population of cities moved out to  the suburbs Home construction A demographic phenomenon that is just as significant as europeans to ellis  island and african americans to the north Levitt  town (William Levitt) wanted to do something similar to what Henry Ford  did, but with houses o Assembly line of houses in a such by just going down streets in a  subdivision o By 1960 60% of americans owned a home Moving to the suburbs was practically encouraged by the government Had a gernerally low population density  All of the houses look somewhat similar (built by same developer) Houses are set back from the street a decent amount with a front yard  “driveway culture” Oritented hanging out in the backyard rather than on the front stoop This is when people begin looking at cities as dangerous Inside the Suburban Home
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Radios, fridges, cars ¾ of the world’s applicainces (tv)  in 1960 90% of americans own a tv home became a showcase for new comsumer goods more families have more children…. The baby boom suburbanc populaitions more likely to be economically homogeneous for whites, etnic lies loosen even further “restrictive covenants” discriminated against African Americans and more  suburbs becamse increasingly whites Same subdivisions around same price of homes, so around people of same  race and same socioeconomic status People begin to shed their “italian-american, irish-american” heritage as much  and begin to accept themsleves as “white”
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This note was uploaded on 10/13/2011 for the course HST 203 taught by Professor Stamm during the Spring '11 term at Michigan State University.

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