Uniformity and affluence. o n the surface…. The Rise of Suburbia. Levittown and a Home for Everyone. At the height of their productivity, workers were completing around 30 homes a day. The homes came with stoves, refrigerators, washers,
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Returning WWII veterans were provided for by the government with the G.I. Bill of Rights, which offered "qualified" veterans job training, money for schooling, and money to buy their own homes.
Homes were constructed and sold on average for about $3,000.
To create the roads and access routes to the new developments, homes and apartment complexes were destroyed.The other America…
Displaced residents were then moved to overcrowded, underfunded government housing projects.
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