The Postwar Years at Home (1945-1960). Section 1 The Postwar Economy PW years, US embarks on period of economic expansion. Per Capita income increase $1,223 per year to $2,219. c. Corp exp accompanied economic growth. Conglomerates develop to protect from downturns.
$1,223 per year to $2,219.
c. Corp exp accompanied economic growth.
Ex. Dishwashers, vacuums, lawnmowers, etc.
B. TV popularity grows.
Ex. Long Island 17,000 homes
Bucks County PA-16,000
A. Lending agencies pick up on the credit card idea.
B. American’s use credit cards to purchase items considered “needs”
Ex. Washing machines, TV, vacuums.
Comfort and Security
Youthful Rebellions nurses.
Ex. Rebel Without A Cause
Catcher in the Rye
Black artists—Chuck Berry, Little Richard, Domino Fats
White artists—Jerry Lewis and Buddy Holly.
Beat Generation (Beatniks) nurses.
Ex. “On The Road”
Section 3 through his novels
Domestic Politics and Policy
Truman’s Domestic Policies
Truman’s Fair Deal go on strike.
Ex. Support polls fell from 87% to 32%.
E. Republican Party worked hard to block Truman’s liberal goals.
Truman on Civil Rights go on strike.
The Election of 1948 go on strike.
Eisenhower and the Republican Approach go on strike.
B. Eisenhower promised to end Korean War, and strong approach to Communism.
K1 C2- Korea, Communism, Corruption.
c. His VP mate hammered on corruption in government, CA senator Richard Nixon.
Nixon’s Checkers Speech approach to Communism.
Modern Republicanism approach to Communism.
C. Eisenhower maintained a mood of stability. approach to Communism.
Meeting the Technology Challenge approach to Communism.
C. The same year Congress also passed the National Defense Education Act.