Post World War II Life

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Post World War II Life

  1. 1. How America Changed After World War II
  2. 2. The economy was VERY STRONG because there were many jobs andpeople wanted to buy American products.
  3. 3. More people cared about getting an educationand there were many court cases to makeeducation equal for EVERYBODY. The moreeducation you have, the more jobs you arequalified for.
  4. 4. There were lots of babies born after the soldiers camehome from World War II. This was called the "BabyBoom." Babies born between 1943 and 1960 are called"Baby Boomers."
  5. 5. Federal Aid Highway Act of 1956With an original authorization of25 billion dollars for theconstruction of 41,000 miles(66,000 km) of the InterstateHighway System supposedlyover a 10-year period, it was the Dwight D. Eisenhowerlargest public works project inAmerican history through thattime.[1]- Wikipedia
  6. 6. Role of WomenThe role of women was changing after World War II. Men still expected her to dowork around the house and with the family, like raising kids and cleaning, whilehaving a job OUTSIDE of the house as well, like being a teacher, nurse, orsecretary.
  7. 7. African-Americans fought for more equal opportunities after World War II. We arestudying the Civil Rights Movement next.Below is a picture of a man crossing a picket line during a strike where workers arefighting for better conditions.
  8. 8. The G.I. Bill of Rights gave EDUCATIONAL, HOUSING, andEDUCATIONAL BENEFITS to VETERANS.This is how my grandfather paid for college.
  9. 9. The G.I. Bill of Rights helped troops get housing.
  10. 10. President Harry S. Truman desegragated the armed forces.
  11. 11. Civil Rights legislation led to more EDUCATIONAL, EDUCATIONAL, ECONOMIC, and POLITICAL opportunities for WOMEN andMINORITIES.

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