more postwar problems

more postwar problems - 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. The automobile...

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1. 1The automobile culture a. The manufacture of the automobile underwent enormous growth in the postwar years, stimulating the rubber, steel, and petroleum industries b. The growing affordability of the automobile forced governments to pave more streets with federal assistance c. The auto contributed to the creation of city suburbs and rampant pollution 2. A communications revolution a. During the 1920's the number of homes increased from 9 to 13 million b. Radio and motion pictures began to solidify a shared identity of Americans through entertainment, news, and sports 3. Religious fundamentalism a. Many of the religious saw a major spiritual crisis in the sweeping changes of the 1920's b. Fundamentalism survived the era of sophistication, modernization, and change c. Radio spread the message of the fundamentalist preachers and attracted numerous converts to those ministers who could readily adapt to the new communications technology 4. Rural America in the 1920's a. American farmers, as a rule, did not share in the prosperity of the 1920's
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This note was uploaded on 04/10/2008 for the course HIST 112 taught by Professor Seltzer during the Spring '08 term at UMBC.

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