CHANGES IN SOCIETY-The development of the affluent society in the 1950s

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Following the deaths of President Roosevelt in April 1945 , the new president Harry Truman introduced a programme of economic development and social welfare which became known as ?
Fair deal
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The policy was continued by?
His successor , President Eisenhower and led to the prosperity of the 1950s
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What were the 5 growths of suburbia?
Affordable housing , living the American Dream, Increasing car ownership , Increasing affluences , baby boom
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What does they mean by affordable housing?
The builders of reasonably priced houses became a priority , land was cheaper on the edges of cities
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What do they mean by living the American dream?
the dream of many young couples was to own their own home , They also wanted to bring their children up away from the pleasures of the city life
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What do they mean by Increasing car ownership?
Most families had at least one car , this mean they no longer had to live close to their place of work
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What do they mean by Increasing affluence?
Economic growth led to people having more money to spend , it made the new homes affordable , they could afford the new appliances such as televisions and record players
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What do they mean by baby boom?
Between 1945-60 the population increased by 40 million , this increased the demand for new homes
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What does fair deal mean?
the domestic policies of President Truman 1945-53
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What does suburbia mean?
The residential area on the outskirts of a city
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What does affluence mean?
a time of increasing wealth and prosperity
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During the 1950s many middle class families moved away from the centre of the cities to new home sin the ?
surburbs
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Here they could live an American dream of owning their own home furnished with the latest 'must have' household?
appliances
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While the 1950s was a time of growing prosperity from which many Americans it was not affluence for?
all
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The affluent society-by 1960 the standard of living of the average American was?
three times that of the average Briton
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By 1960 25% of Americans lived in?
Surburbia
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What were the 4 surburban items?
Television sets , record players , swimming pools and at least one car became status symbols the must have signs
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Th other America - by 1959 29% of the populations lived?
Below the poverty line
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Included among the poor were the 'hillbillies' of the Appalachian mountains , Hispanic workers in the west; black people in the city?
ghettos in the north
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Poor Americans found it hard to afford the rising cost of?
healthcare
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What does ghetto mean?
part of a city inhabited by a minority because of social and economic pressure
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