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    As millions of people completed the annual U.S. census during the post-World War II ‘good life’, there was a common theme amongst suburban white women, “occupation: Housewife”. Following the World War II, the U.S. experienced times of economic prosperity as the middle-class was as strong as it had ever been, home ownership was at an all-time high, and more purchasing power allowed for a mass consumption society. However, there was one major underlying problem, one that was coined in Betty Friedan’s, The Feminine Mystique, as ‘the problem that has no name’. The problem of no name, one that can only be understood by the women experiencing it, was the implicit unhappiness of women adhering to the fabricated image of the happy housewife depicted…

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    Following World War II, women of the 1950s spent most of their time in the home. After a large group of men returned home from the war, they began to start families. This period is referred to as The Baby Boom. The Baby Boom was a period in which 76.4 million babies were born between the years 1946 and 1964 (“Baby Boomers”). With so many babies born to these households, women had little choice other than to stay home with their children. The domestic life became extremely common for women of the…

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    Post-War Change In Canadian Society Canada from 1945-1982 witnessed a time of great change involving political, social and cultural development. There were both internal and external forces at the root of these changes, which held both positive and negative, long lasting and temporary effects on Canadian society. The majority of these changes occured indirectly from external forces, and have had a significant degree of impact in shaping the way we live our lives today in Canada. Three sizable…

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    Consumerism In Ww2

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    As World War II ended, the American economy had escaped the depths of the Great Depression. Leading to the prosperous years of the post-war era and the age of a new America. As veterans returned from the warfront, they were reunited with their wives. Thus starting the start of the baby boom, but other factors also led to the baby boom. Such as Americans now feeling more financially stable and confident in spending. With the ending of rationing and businesses who produced materials for the war…

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    Raven Crowe Moore 3 English II 9 October 2015 1950’s Fashion The 1950’s were a time of change and happiness after World War II. People were recovering from the war and what it had caused. Everything was booming during the 50’s, the economy, the suburb boom, and what people call a ‘baby boom’, which referred to the recorded 3.4 million babies that were born in the United States. People were confident with having children during the baby boom, because they thought the world held nothing but…

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    Being financially stable started the idea of Suburbia, the accelerating consumer culture, automobiles, and the baby boom. All these events included in some way the feminine ideal of a woman and how females were to be happily married, having children, going shopping, being the homemaker, and maintaining their appearance simultaneously. In Suburbia, housing was meant to be maintained by no other than the woman, and how every female dreamed to be a housewife. Peril states, a “good wife” is a “good…

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    Amusement Park Impact

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    even though America was in turmoil, Cedar Point opened their first major wooden roller coaster, the Cyclone, in 1929. Although the Cyclone was demolished in 1951, the fact that it was built during an economic hardship, portrayed the strength Cedar Point had at the time, and was a massive step towards expansion. The Great Depression and World War II, like natural disasters, left damage in their wake, and amusement parks were no…

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    change tremendously during World War II, affecting the American economy and their personal lifestyle after the war. During World War II, the majority of men were away fighting, which forced women to fill the empty slots of the workforce. The assistance of women to the economy became crucial to gender roles changing over time and created a women workforce, allowing the women to start make a living outside their home. World War II changed the role of American women from solely being a house wife,…

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    English I Honors 04 May 2018 Culture of the 1950’s “In American memory, the post war 1950’s have acquired an idyllic luster” (“53. The 1950’s: Happy Days”). We see the decade as a simpler time but this is not completely accurate. The was a time when African Americans fought for their rights, and women fought to have the roles in society that they wanted. While both these movement were occuring, slang terminology was being used to define the culture of the decade. Culture of the 1950’s was…

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    Why People Join The Army

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    your life in the palm of your hands, and the world is yours to do with what you feel you were meant to do. When human beings hit the ripe age of 18 in this day in age, they generally either go to college, start working right out of high school, join the army, or marry their high school sweetheart. During the agonizing years of World War II, youngsters, especially young men didn’t get that opportunity of having an option, they had the mandatory duty of being drafted into the army. Could you…

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