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  • Library of Congress <br />
  • Archive Photos <br />
  • http://www.art.com/asp/sp-asp/_/PD--10006715/sOrig--CAT/sOrigID--6467/Eleanor_Roosevelt.htm?ui=C522B579A1D548E8BDC402C1D9C25403 <br />
  • Marian Anderson receives the Spingarn Medal from Eleanor Roosevelt / NAACP Collection, Prints and Photographs Division. (8-12) <br />
  • Franklin D. Roosevelt Library & Museum; Library I.D. 56480(1) - 01/1946 - 09-2434a; http://www.fdrlibrary.marist.edu/fdrpho50.html <br />
  • Source: U.S. Bureau of the Census <br />

Module 13 - U.S. Cultural Mish-Mash Module 13 - U.S. Cultural Mish-Mash Presentation Transcript

  • Module 13
  • 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
  • EleanorEleanor RooseveltRoosevelt:: HelpedHelped expandexpand women’s andwomen’s and workers’workers’ rights…rights… Eleanor Roosevelt 1884 - 1962
  • ……she alsoshe also wanted equalwanted equal rights forrights for AfricanAfrican Americans andAmericans and otherother minorities…minorities… Marian Anderson receives the Spingarn Medal from Eleanor Roosevelt
  • ……and wasand was U.S.U.S. delegate todelegate to the Unitedthe United Nations.Nations.
  • Growth of suburbs
  • ……thethe suburbssuburbs and changing demographics.and changing demographics.