Postwar Prosperity 10 th  Grade Amer. Hst.
Learning Targets <ul><li>Explain major domestic developments after 1945 with emphasis on </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Postwar pro...
Truman’s policies <ul><li>Committee on Civil Rights </li></ul><ul><li>Fair Deal </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Full employment </li...
Heightened fears of Communism <ul><li>Fear that communism was in the U.S. </li></ul><ul><li>Senator Joseph McCarthy helped...
Nuclear Anxiety <ul><li>H-bomb, would be 1,000 times more powerful than the atomic bomb </li></ul><ul><li>Bomb shelters be...
Eisenhower’s policies <ul><li>Brinkmanship </li></ul><ul><li>Involvement in Iran, Central/South America, Suez canal </li><...
The Affluent Society <ul><li>Modern Republicanism </li></ul><ul><li>Suburbs, Cities, “Great Migration” </li></ul><ul><li>R...
Rock ‘n’ roll <ul><li>“ escape conformity” </li></ul><ul><li>Elvis Presley, Little Richard, Buddy Holly, etc. </li></ul><u...
Read the following lyrics from Chuck Berry’s “Roll Over Beethoven.”  How do the lyrics of the song reflect rebellion and a...
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Postwar Prosperity

  1. 1. Postwar Prosperity 10 th Grade Amer. Hst.
  2. 2. Learning Targets <ul><li>Explain major domestic developments after 1945 with emphasis on </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Postwar prosperity in the U.S. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>McCarthyism </li></ul></ul>
  3. 3. Truman’s policies <ul><li>Committee on Civil Rights </li></ul><ul><li>Fair Deal </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Full employment </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Higher minimum wages </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>National health insurance program </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Affordable housing </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Aid to farmers </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Expansion of welfare </li></ul></ul>
  4. 4. Heightened fears of Communism <ul><li>Fear that communism was in the U.S. </li></ul><ul><li>Senator Joseph McCarthy helped fuel these sensations </li></ul><ul><li>Many people involved in politics, entertainment, or government industries were accused of having communist ties </li></ul><ul><li>“ Red Scare” of the 1950's </li></ul>
  5. 5. Nuclear Anxiety <ul><li>H-bomb, would be 1,000 times more powerful than the atomic bomb </li></ul><ul><li>Bomb shelters become common </li></ul><ul><li>“ Duck and Cover” </li></ul><ul><ul><li>1951 Bert the Turtle Cartoon </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Fears of fallout from testing </li></ul>
  6. 6. Eisenhower’s policies <ul><li>Brinkmanship </li></ul><ul><li>Involvement in Iran, Central/South America, Suez canal </li></ul><ul><li>Eisenhower Doctrine </li></ul><ul><li>U-2 incident </li></ul><ul><li>Policies with Khrushchev </li></ul>
  7. 7. The Affluent Society <ul><li>Modern Republicanism </li></ul><ul><li>Suburbs, Cities, “Great Migration” </li></ul><ul><li>Relocation Act </li></ul><ul><li>Highway Act of 1956 </li></ul><ul><li>Baby Boom </li></ul><ul><li>Consumerism </li></ul><ul><li>Religion </li></ul>
  8. 8. Rock ‘n’ roll <ul><li>“ escape conformity” </li></ul><ul><li>Elvis Presley, Little Richard, Buddy Holly, etc. </li></ul><ul><li>Immoral? </li></ul><ul><li>Break down barriers of segregation </li></ul><ul><li>How has it changed? </li></ul>
  9. 9. Read the following lyrics from Chuck Berry’s “Roll Over Beethoven.” How do the lyrics of the song reflect rebellion and a break from the past? “ Well, I’m gonna write a little letter, Gonna mail it to my local D.J. Yes, it’s a jumpin’ little record I want my jockey to play Roll over Beethoven, I gotta hear it again today You know my temp’rature’s risin’ and The juke box blowin’ a fuse My heart’s beatin’ rhythm and my soul keeps a singin’ the blues Roll over Beethoven and tell Tchaikovsky the news.”

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