Subsidized tuition fees books and educational

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Subsidized tuition, fees, books, and educational material for veterans Opens up middle class for those who had never had access to it before Substantial part of Americans able to attend college; something that  had never happened before o Low interest home loans Ability for those who had never owned homes to own them now o Small business loans o Included veterans of color, Mexican American veterans, excluded female  veterans Sometimes these people were excluded at the local level
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Civil rights movement would not of happened if there wasn’t a black  middle class that had come to the forefront during this time Saw the possibilities and wanted more Could get things at the federal level though Unprecedented expansion of middle class in 1950’s o Comes because of government intervention Suburbanization Residential area usually outside a city Rapid expansion of the suburbs  o Doubling in size from 1950-1970 Look at historical context: Why this is happening at this particular time? Federal-Aid Highway Act of 1956 o Helps make suburbs possible o Government intervention helps make suburbs possible o Why linking federal highway act to rise of suburbanization Showing a sense of government intervention How is building of highways connected to the growth of suburbs? Need transportation to get out to suburbs Need highway system and faster transportation to actually get to  suburbs o Eisenhower believed that highways provided a way of escape in case of  nuclear attack Fits into cold war society, not only fear of soviet expansion, but nuclear  threat is ever present Highway pitched as an escape from nuclear attack
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People needed easier ways in and out of cities Rise of automobiles o Low interest loans allowed for new type of residential pattern to exist  Highways were built upon racial segregation line of the city o Highway system made marker very clear o Create stricter lines of segregation o Designed to reinforce lines of racial segregation
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