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Natalia Barragan HIS 144-0504 May 11, 2020 Dr. Michael Fredrick Rollin America After WWII Post-war America was a dynamic time for the soldiers returning from war and the millions of American’s working on the frontlines here at home. With the economy being in the greatest condition it’s ever been at the time, this gave rise to the expansion of what an ideal American Home could look like. Not only was there change amongst a new lifestyle but social changes were brewing too. The Civil Rights Movement, the introduction of the Television, Rock, and Roll, Women’s Rights, and so much more would forever change the structure of life in America progressively into a more upstanding society. As soldiers began returning home from the war, they picked up on a life they had left off almost immediately. Soldiers began getting married, and soon began the Baby Boom. With such a high influx of single families and not enough vacant housing to choose from, to compensate for that many families had to live in loft-style homes, cramped up in high rise apartments, or in converted homes such as trolleys. The demand for housing caused Americans to move out into the suburbs of the cities. Creating “neighborhoods” of cottage style houses on a piece of land was the beginning of Suburbanization. Soon after more and more Americans electively choose to live in the suburbs for its quiet, less polluted, less crowded, and open concept nature. With the concept of Suburbanization sprawling across the United States, President Franklin Roosevelt and Congress enacted the Servicemen’s Readjustment Act, most popularly known as the GI Bill. The GI Bill provided financial security to the millions of American
Soldiers that had returned from overseas. This also served as a measure to protect the American

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