The Baby Boom OR Consumerism in the 1950’s

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In the period of time from 1946 to 1960 the United States went through many changes. Please pick one of the topics and discuss what it was, why it was important, the people involved and what impact it had on America and the World in the confines of the time frame of the discussion. Be sure to use sources and APA style.1.5 pages long or 275-300 words.

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Running Head: CONSUMERISM PERIODConsumerism in the 1950sStudents nameInstitution affiliationDate of submission1CONSUMERISM PERIOD2Consumerism refers to the period featuring immediately after the World War II.During this period, Americans achieved a tremendous economic prosperity to a level they couldhave been expecting before. Indeed, while other parts of the world struggled to build theireconomy, American citizens were able to witness a great growth in the economy and substantialrise in the living standards than ever before. According to economic experts, this was majorlycaused by the increase in the military spending as well as the attitude of hope and optimism(Bolen, 2001). The GI bill enabled over 16 million people who took part in the war to haveaccess to housing, education, as well as monetary benefits. As a result, they were in a substantialposition to take advantage and rebuild new lives as well as exercising their purchasing power.This resulted to the rise of the middle class who in turn spread income evenly, giving theeconomy a tremendous number of new consumers. Indeed, for the first time, Americans were ina position to own automobiles an

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