Baby Boom Argumentative Analysis

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In order to better humanities condition, advancement is always necessary. For many years, the United States has consistently justified its need for progress through the use of constant expansion. As seen, the United States has continuously kept up not just the latest of technology, yet lifestyle as well. As the economy boomed in the 1950’s, American families began to stabilize due to an economic boom and sought a better life outside the city. This led to the development of tract homes which were mass produced by William Levitt whose intention were to provide an affordable and traditional way of life. As Americans made their shift to suburban they realized that they were beginning to exemplify the american dream. When considering the advantages and disadvantages of the shift to suburban, it can clearly be seen that it was a good idea at the time as it not only uplifted families, yet america as a whole.…show more content…
Once settled in, the Baby Boom came along and “the birth rate rose to more than 25 births per 1000 women”.(Berkin, 710) eventually leading to “over 4.3 million births in 1957 alone”.(Berkin, 731) Once birth rates increased the amount of nuclear families went up dramatically which would eventually lead to a population problem as there was a limit to how many people a city could hold. Because automobiles started becoming more common amongst everyone, many families chose to move out the city and into suburbs known as suburbia because affordable homes awaited and families were claiming they wanted more quiet lives away from the city. This gave American families an opportunity to practice traditional family roles. Whereas, the husband would go to work and bring an income while the wife would do domestic work at home such as taking care of the house and
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