Module 13 - U.S. Cultural Mish-MashPresentation Transcript
Strong economy (healthy job market, increased productivity,
increased demand for American products)
……a healthy job market increased productivitya healthy job market increased productivity
and a demand for American products.and a demand for American products.
“The Baby Boom”, which led to changing demographics
Interstate highway system
A Need for More Housing and CarsA Need for More Housing and Cars
The entire system, as of 2006,
has a total length of 46,876 miles (75,440 km), making it both
the largest highway system in the world and the largest public works project in history. The
Interstate Highway System is a subsystem of the National Highway System.
The Interstate Highway System was authorized by the Federal-Aid Highway Act of 1956 –
popularly known as the National Interstate and Defense Highways Act of 1956 – on June 29.
Evolving role of women (expected to play supporting role in the
family, but increasingly working outside the home)
Role of Eleanor Roosevelt in expanding human rights
……she alsoshe also
wanted equalwanted equal
rights forrights for
Americans andAmericans and
Marian Anderson receives the Spingarn Medal
from Eleanor Roosevelt
……and wasand was
delegate todelegate to
the Unitedthe United
Growth of suburbs
……thethe suburbssuburbs and changing demographics.and changing demographics.