Topic: Assessing Post WW II- America (1945-1950)

Topic: Assessing Post WW II- America (1945-1950)

Topic: Assessing Post WW II- America (1945-1950) Do Now: America as it is now is the result of the Second World War. Its status as an economic and military superpower was earned during WW II, and has lasted since that period. _Defend or Refute the above statement Economic Issues Post War Economic Boom

Permanent war economy? Americanized Consumerism France vs. Coco-cola Servicemens Readjustment Act (1944) Doubling of national income

Growth of middle class GI Bill Veterans Administration A Social Trend Levittown growth of Suburbia Social Changes Women in the workforce Baby Boom

Reasons Dr. Spock Sunbelt Growth Social ideals vs. reality South and West Rustbelt decline

Growth of Suburbia Federal Housing Administration (FHA) Levittown White Flight Fears of Communism

2nd Red Scare George f. Kennan Assessment of USSR Communists and Subversives HUAC Alger Hiss case (1948- 1950) Julius and Ethel Rosenberg Case Assent of McCarthyism Trumans Loyalty Tests NSA & CIA created McCarran Internal security Bill (1950)

Truman vs. Conservative Backlash Truman vows to keep up FDR reforms Republicans dominate congress (Robert Taft) Taft-Hartley Act 1948 Presidential election

Dewey vs. Truman Give em Hell Truman wins farmers, southerners, etc. Failure of Fair Deal Desegregation of the Armed Forces NSA, CIA created Conclusion In what ways did the events of todays lesson set the stage for Modern America? Give specifics in a paragraph.

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