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Automobiles C hange Daily Life. Suburban communities are created Retail outlets, food markets, and other shopping centers are available Transportation by car is used to go to work and school. New Landscape.

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automobiles c hange daily life
Automobiles Change Daily Life
  • Suburban communities are created
  • Retail outlets, food markets, and other shopping centers are available
  • Transportation by car is used to go to work and school
new landscape
New Landscape
  • The Federal Highway Act of 1956 spends $25 billion to create a National System of Interstate and Defense Highways
  • 41,000 miles of highway roads across all of America
highways create business
Highways create business
  • Motels emerge in large numbers
  • Howard Johnson’s provide room and food for traveling families
  • Fast-food chains begin to expand throughout America
  • White Castle and McDonald’s and other roadside eateries branch out in thousands
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EFFECTS ON CULTURE

  • Moving into the suburbs was more desirable
  • More kids were born in trucks
  • Effects on transportation
  • Cars represented freedom and status
  • Landscape (turnpikes and stuff)
  • Consumption