Presentation on theme: "Chapter 20 SOCIETY AFTER WORLD WAR II"— Presentation transcript:
1 Chapter 20 SOCIETY AFTER WORLD WAR II The American Nation In the Modern Era4/5/2017Chapter 20 SOCIETY AFTER WORLD WAR IISection 1: The Challenges of PeaceSection 2: The Affluent SocietySection 3: Voices of DissentCHAPTER 20--SOCIETY AFTER WORLD WAR II
2 Objectives: Section 1: The Challenges of Peace How did the U.S. economy and American workers fare after World War II?What were the most important issues of the 1948 election?What were the major goals of President Truman’s Fair Deal, and were they accomplished?
3 The American economy and American workers after WWII Section 1: The Challenges of PeaceThe American economy and American workers after WWIIThe economy remained fairly strong, despite fears of depression.Workers’ problems included antiunion legislation, high inflation, and job loss.
4 Issues in 1948 Section 1: The Challenges of Peace civil rights labor unresthigh inflationbroader social security benefitsfederal aid for agriculture, education, and housing
5 The Fair Deal Section 1: The Challenges of Peace sought full employment and a higher minimum wagecalled for a national health insurance programwanted affordable housingtried to increase aid to farmers and expand welfare benefitshad limited success
6 Objectives: Section 2: The Affluent Society How did President Eisenhower try to manage the nation’s problems?How did the workforce change in the 1950s?What was suburban life like during the 1950s?What was early television programming like?How did trends in popular culture reflect larger social changes among teenagers in the 1950s?
7 Eisenhower’s management Section 2: The Affluent SocietyEisenhower’s managementattempted to be conservative in regard to money and liberal in regard to peopleexpanded some programs and cut others
8 Workforce changes in the 1950s Section 2: The Affluent SocietyWorkforce changes in the 1950sAutomation increased productivity but reduced manufacturing jobs.Service positions expanded, creating more pink-collar jobs.Corruption caused support for unions to decrease.Corporate mergers created new white-collar jobs.
9 Suburban life during the 1950s Section 2: The Affluent SocietySuburban life during the 1950smany identical communitiescentered around the familyconsumerismconformity
10 Early television programming Section 2: The Affluent SocietyEarly television programmingcorporate-sponsoreddramasquiz showssituation comediessportsvariety shows
11 Popular culture and social changes Section 2: The Affluent SocietyPopular culture and social changesSatire in magazines and comic books and rebel characters in fiction expressed confusion and anger.Rock ’n’ roll foreshadowed civil rights challenges.
12 Objectives: Section 3: Voices of Dissent How did the Brown decision affect school segregation and expose conflict over segregation?How was the Montgomery bus boycott a major turning point in the civil rights movement?What challenges did Hispanics, Asian Americans, and American Indians face in the 1950s?How did writers and scholars criticize 1950s society?What problems did poor Americans face in the 1950s?
13 The Brown decision Section 3: Voices of Dissent banned racial segregation in public schoolsprecipitated violence when integration was attempted in Little Rock, Arkansas
14 The Montgomery bus boycott Section 3: Voices of DissentThe Montgomery bus boycottstruck a blow against segregationestablished Martin Luther King, Jr. as a major civil rights leaderhelped people believe they could stand up to power
15 Challenges faced by Hispanics Section 3: Voices of DissentChallenges faced by Hispanicsdiscriminationsegregation, especially in public schoolsnativism
16 Problems of Asian Americans Section 3: Voices of DissentProblems of Asian Americansdiscriminationbeliefs that they did not fit the American “ideal”
17 Challenges faced by American Indians Section 3: Voices of DissentChallenges faced by American Indiansrelocation and termination policiesgovernment pressure to assimilate
18 Criticism expressed by writers and scholars Section 3: Voices of DissentCriticism expressed by writers and scholarsconformityracismpovertylack of creativity
19 Problems of poor Americans Section 3: Voices of DissentProblems of poor Americansfalling farm priceshigh cost of farm equipmentfew farm jobsincreasingly poor urban populationsdiscriminationpoor housing