Essay On Suburbanization

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After WWII, society took a drastic change for the better in America. America had just gone through the Great Depression, which was the deepest decline in America’s whole history and everyone was affected. Numerous people lost their jobs and where no longer able to afford basic necessities like a house, food, and water. Many could no longer support their families and had nothing. This was all in result of the market crashing, sending the economy into a downward spiral. Shortly after, WWII came around and it pulled the economy back up by providing jobs for people. Not only did it provide jobs, but it also changed the way people lived and the ideas of consumerism. People now had more money to spend on things they wanted, rather than barely being…show more content…
Prior to WWII many people were living in rural or urban areas and frankly, an abundance of those people had no homes due to the Great depression. However, when the war ended, soldiers were returning and coming home to their wives and families. Individuals were leaving the public sphere and were moving to the suburbs, which was more private and domestic (Belisle, 2006). Neighborhoods that consisted of people with matching white picket fences, green lawns, cars, and identical architecture were known as suburbs. Everything looked the same in the suburban neighborhoods. People wanted this peaceful life of domesticity in the suburbs after the war when they were considering…show more content…
“Henry Ford 's low-priced, assembly line–produced Model T, which had been introduced in 1908, had been copied by other automobile manufacturers, and suddenly the automobile became affordable to millions of families” (Automobile, 2015, p.1). People were now receiving higher wages and making more money, which allowed them to purchase more of their wants. A substantial amount of people was buying cars which boosted the economy. The car industry also provided more jobs to people as well as working with the rubber and steel companies. Socially, cars allowed people to travel instantly to wherever they wanted whenever they wanted. This opened up many opportunities for people with jobs and social
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