HIST 21 13 LECTURES

HIST 21 13 LECTURES - 8 1 2011 domestic atmosphere during...

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Unformatted text preview: 8 1 2011 domestic atmosphere during 1940s-50s regards to american society increasingly dangerous---> Communism Red Scare- what effects did it have? (Red Scare...)---> criticism ===> Cold War--> Hollywood-- leaning towards Communism = secret messages- Communist themes = = = fear Red Scare--- legitimate high level in state department= Richard Nixon story of Hiss--- legitimacy to his claims Communist= criminal Communist criminal- life miserable people who may have not been associated with Communist party--- testified=== incriminating enough e.g. lost jobs alternative- admitting I am Communist --- dangerous attractive= 40% of workforce--- Communism helped... XXX even WWII---> still continued on- the theme 1950-60s Culture of Affluence- white middle class = more popular than before vs culture of Black Americans ============= People in Motion moved around a lot e.g. Period of Reconstruction- westward push 20th century- individual families moving - more than traveling from one region to another urbanization and suburbanization increased growth of urban sprawls--- moving out of suburbs- mechanisms for transportation? == birth of automobile Sunbelt- important region of US- South and West- industrial manufacturing & defense industries Interstate Highways--- Eisenhower- divided highways---- > time of conflict--- airstrips Shook Up Generation - young people- relationship to other generations--- creation of teenagers --- Children-----> Adults-------------------- Levittown - new type of housing construction- revolutionized how houses were built- e.g. Irvine--- designers of communities-- dug out of basements... === building a house on top of concrete- cheaper, faster, and more efficient- varieties of techniques = other types of methods-------> occurring all over the place in metropolitan regions migrating out of suburbs--- purchasing new homes- loaded with latest gadgetry---> e.g. kitchen technology dawning of a new age---------- street car lines ---------- Not everyone was moving to suburbs strong flow of Puerto Ricans- Spanish American War urban areas--- Mexicans migrant streams ------------ Moving to the sunbelt mass exodus- government spending??? still struggling since 1970s since Cold War--- spending blossomed ??? -------- Interstate Highway System-- biggest infrastructure -------- federal government (and its power) always increased----------- large auto industries- symbol of manufacturing power trend taking place throughout the 1953s tapping industries- administration idea was to translate the ideas of industries and manufacturing-- government Eisenhower anticipated---> military investment complex...
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This note was uploaded on 01/25/2012 for the course HIST 21 taught by Professor Na during the Summer '11 term at Irvine Valley College.

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