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1 PresentationExpress

2 Click a subsection to advance to that particular section. Advance through the slide show using your mouse or the space bar. An Economic Boom A Society on the Move Mass Culture and Family Life Postwar Confidence and Anxiety (1945 – 1960) Dissent and Discontent Postwar Confidence and Anxiety (1945–1960) Witness History: Postwar Prosperity

3 An Economic Boom Sec 1: An Economic Boom The Nation Recovers From War Main Idea: When World War II ended, Americans worried that the economy would fall back into depression, but ultimately there was economic growth. Truman Overcomes Huge Obstacles Main Idea: When Truman entered office he struggled with labor problems and southerners who wanted to avoid passing civil rights reforms, but he still managed to achieve reforms while in office. Eisenhower Charts a Middle Path Main Idea: Politically, Eisenhower took the middle road as President and the United States had one of the most prosperous times in the twentieth century during his term. Witness History: The GI Bill of Rights Note Taking: Reading Skill: Understand Effects Chart: Birthrate, Graph: The Presidential Election of 1948 Progress Monitoring Transparency

4 Reading Skill: Understand Effects Note Taking: Reading Skill: Understand Effects NOTE TAKING

5 Birthrate, Chart: Birthrate CHART

6 The Presidential Election of 1948 Graph: The Presidential Election of 1948 GRAPH

7 Progress Monitoring Transparency: Section 1 PM TRANSPARENCY Progress Monitoring Transparency

8 A Society on the Move Sec 2: A Society on the Move Americans Move to the Suburbs Main Idea: Millions of Americans moved to the suburbs, where new housing developments established ideal communities to raise families. Eisenhower Interstate Highway System Main Idea: Eisenhower authorized the funding of an interstate highway system, which helped to connect major cities, making the move to suburbs possible and increasing the travel industry. Migrating to the Sunbelt Main Idea: Western and Southern states saw a rise in population as Americans moved there for jobs and Latinos migrated there from Mexico and Cuba. The American Economy Changes Focus Main Idea: After World War II, Americans shifted from mostly industry jobs to service jobs. This trend also led to a rise in franchises and multinational corporations and a decline in trade unions. Continued…

9 A Society on the Move (continued…) Sec 2: A Society on the Move (con’t) Educational Opportunities Expand Main Idea: As the economy grew, more Americans completed high school and attended college, and the government provided more money for education. Witness History: Homes for Veterans Note Taking: Reading Skill: Identify Main Ideas Graph: Car Ownership Color Transparencies: Levittown Color Transparencies: The Interstate Highway System Note Taking: Reading Skill: Identify Causes and Effects Geography Interactive: Migration Patterns, Progress Monitoring Transparency

10 Reading Skill: Identify Main Ideas Note Taking: Reading Skill: Identify Main Ideas NOTE TAKING

11 Car Ownership Graph: Car Ownership GRAPH

12 Levittown Transparency: Levittown TRANSPARENCY

13 The Interstate Highway System Transparency: The Interstate Highway System TRANSPARENCY

14 Reading Skill: Identify Causes and Effects Note Taking: Reading Skill: Identify Causes and Effects NOTE TAKING

15 Progress Monitoring Transparency: Section 2 PM TRANSPARENCY Progress Monitoring Transparency

16 Mass Culture and Family Life Sec 3: Mass Culture and Family Life The Culture of Consumerism Main Idea: New products in the marketplace and an increase in income led to a rise in consumer spending in the 1950s. Family Life in the Fifties Main Idea: In the 1950s, traditional families, which were described at the time as a mother who stayed home, a father as the breadwinner, and children at the focus, became the center of society. Television Takes Center Stage Main Idea: Televisions were purchased quickly by Americans, expanded the mass national culture, and had a huge impact on Americans and society. Rock-and-Roll Shakes the Nation Main Idea: Building on traditional African American rhythm and blues music, Elvis Presley helped to spread the popularity of rock-and-roll to youth in the 1950s. Witness History: The Latest Fad Note Taking: Reading Skill: Identify Main Ideas Continued…

17 Sec 3: Mass Culture and Family Life (con’t) Infographic: Baby-Boom Kids Color Transparencies: Television and the American Family History Interactive: Discover More about American Music during the 1950s Progress Monitoring Transparency Mass Culture and Family Life (continued…)

18 Reading Skill: Identify Main Ideas Note Taking: Reading Skill: Identify Main Ideas NOTE TAKING

19 Baby-Boom Kids Infographic: Baby-Boom Kids INFOGRAPHIC

20 Television and the American Family Transparency: Television and the American Family TRANSPARENCY

21 Progress Monitoring Transparency: Section 3 PM TRANSPARENCY Progress Monitoring Transparency

22 Dissent and Discontent Sec 4: Dissent and Discontent Critics Reject the Fifties Culture Main Idea: Many intellectuals, artists, and other social critics complained about the conformity of American society after World War II. Rural and Urban Poverty Main Idea: During suburban growth, those in urban and rural areas, especially African Americans suffered from overcrowding, crime, and poverty. “Other Americans” Face Injustice Main Idea: Puerto Ricans, Mexicans, and Native Americans were some of the minorities who suffered hardships in housing, employment, and other areas of life. Witness History: Troubles in the Promised Land Note Taking: Reading Skill: Identify Main Ideas Graph: Poverty in the United States Color Transparencies: Native American Relocation Progress Monitoring Transparency

23 Reading Skill: Identify Main Ideas Note Taking: Reading Skill: Identify Main Ideas NOTE TAKING

24 Poverty in the United States Graph: Poverty in the United States GRAPH

25 Native American Relocation Transparency: Native American Relocation TRANSPARENCY

26 Progress Monitoring Transparency: Section 4 PM TRANSPARENCY Progress Monitoring Transparency


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