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American Life in the Fifties 27-3. Chapter 27 Section 3. The American Dream. Eisenhower supported period of growth and prosperity – American Dream Kept new deal programs, dislike taxes Backed up new programs to help the people Highway act of 1956 – brought on beginning of interstate travel.

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the american dream
The American Dream
  • Eisenhower supported period of growth and prosperity – American Dream
  • Kept new deal programs, dislike taxes
  • Backed up new programs to help the people
  • Highway act of 1956 – brought on beginning of interstate travel
baby boomers
Baby Boomers
  • Population surged 30 million people in 50’s
  • The suburbs started and grew as effect
  • Car sales explode by 32 million cars in 14 years
  • Sunbelt – Americans migrate to southwest
consumerism in the burbs
Consumerism in the ‘Burbs
  • American dream influences good economy
  • Advertisers target white Americans in the suburbs
  • Women are viewed as “keeper of the dream”
  • Bad jobs for women
the forgotten ones
The Forgotten Ones
  • 1 in 5 live in poverty in the city
  • Migration in the bad city
  • Illegal immigration starts with the Bracero Program and Temporary Work program
  • Stayed and took advantage of afterwards
the new america
The New America
  • Rock n’ Roll starts and Elvis is crowned king in the mid 50’s
  • 1/10 to 9/10 own TV set in 10 years, bad for theatres
  • JFK – beats Nixon for presidency in 1960
  • Nixon VS Kennedy in first on TV presidential debate