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1950s America. Ch 14. Monday, May 14, 2012. Daily goal: Understand how the GI Bill, Levittown, Federal Highway Act and Baby Boom changed American Society . Baby Boom. During the War many young couples had put off starting a family, after the war the American population exploded.

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Monday may 14 2012
Monday, May 14, 2012

  • Daily goal:

  • Understand how the GI Bill, Levittown, Federal Highway Act and Baby Boom changed American Society.


Baby boom
Baby Boom

  • During the War many young couples had put off starting a family, after the war the American population exploded.

  • Between 1945-1964 more than 72million American babies were born.


Think about it
Think About it…

  • What do growing families need?


Gi bill
GI Bill

  • The GI Bill gave generous loans to veterans to help them buy homes, start businesses and go to College.




Federal highway act
Federal Highway Act

  • President Eisenhower passed the Federal Highway Act which constructed 40,000 miles of highways that linked America.


Levittown
Levittown

  • Planned communities of mass produced homes created at a low cost.



White collar america
White Collar America

  • In the 1950s white collar workers (who worked in non-labor industries like sales and management) outnumbered blue collar workers (laborers) for the first time.


Franchises
Franchises

  • Franchise business grew in popularity in the 1950s because businesses believed that consumers liked dependability and familiarity.


Think about it1
Think About it…

  • Franchises are owned and run by an individual, but the business is part of a large chain or corporation which sets the rules and usually distributes the products.

  • McDonalds anyone?

  • Do you prefer franchises over small businesses?


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