The Cry Of The Baby Boom Essay

794 Words Apr 15th, 2016 4 Pages
In the 1940’s, there were many American women that got married close to the age of twenty-two years old. In the 1950’s, the age of that changed. Most American women got married at the age of twenty. Nine years after the World War II had ended,“the cry of the baby was heard across the land,” as historian Landon Jones later explained the trend. More babies were born in 1946 than ever before. In 1946 there were 3.4 million babies born, which was twenty percent more than the rate in 1945. This was only just the beginning of the “baby boom”. Every year until 1964, the increase of babies were born and then it decreased in 1964. At this point, there were over 76 million “baby boomers” in the United States. The “baby boomers” had made up nearly forty percent of America’s population(History;Baby Boomers). An abundant amount of of citizens in the postwar era looked forward to having children because they were confident that the future would be one of comfort and prosperity. In some ways they were right; corporations grew much larger and more profitable, labor unions had promised higher wages and more benefits to their members. Accordingly, many americans thought that they had enough of everything they needed to supply themselves and the children with(History; Baby Bommers). The suburban baby boom had a confining effect on women. American’s attitudes about women’s rights and roles become significantly more liberal during half of the past century. Yet even today,when most American’s…

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