Reasons for the Enormous Growth of Suburbs in the 1950s and Buying Spree in America
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Slide1GIVE 3 REASONS FOR THE ENOURMOUS GROWTHOF THE SUBURBS IN THE 1950’S: 1. Veterans had access to low-interest loans. 2. The Highway Act greatly expanded the highway system allowing for easier commutes to jobs in the cities. 3. Population expanded greatly due to post-war “baby boom”, more families started and had more children.
Slide2WHY WERE AMERICANS ON A BUYING SPREEIN THE 1950’S? - THEY WERE SECURE IN THEIR JOBS AND CONFIDENT OF INCREASING INCOMES. - THEY WERE TRYING TO “KEEP UP WITH THE JONESES”.
Slide3WHAT “EXPERIENCE” OR LIFESTYLE DID T.V. SHOWSIN THE 1950’S OFTEN REFLECT? IT OFTEN PORTRAYED THE WHITE MIDDLE-CLASS SUBURBAN EXPERIENCE.
Slide4WAS SEGREGATION BY RACE LEGAL IN THESOUTH IN THE EARLY 1950’S? YES
Slide5WHAT IMPORTANT CIVIL RIGHTS CHANGE DID THE“BROWN VS. BOARD OF EDUCATION OF TOPEKA KANSAS” BRING ABOUT? “BROWN VS. BOARD” brought about the integration of the public school System.
Slide6WHAT EVENT SPURRED THE MONTGOMERY, ALABAMABUS BOYCOTT? Rosa Parks refused to give up her seat to a white passenger. She was arrested and convicted of violating segregation laws.
Slide7WHO WAS THE YOUNG, DYNAMIC MINISTER IN CHARGEOF THE BOYCOTT? He was Martin Luther King, Jr.
Slide8WHAT LIFESTYLE DID THE“BEAT” WRITERS AND POETS CHALLENGE IN THE 1950’S? They challenged the lifestyles of the middle-class.
Slide10WHAT WERE TEENS IN THE 1950’S TRYING TO ESCAPEBY LISTENING AND DANCING TO “ROCK & ROLL”? THEY WERE TRYING TO ESCAPE THE CONFORMITY OF SUBURBIA.