The Fabulous Fifties: The Post War Era

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“It was called the atomic age and the fabulous fifties. It was an era where Americans had fun; this joyful mood came in part from the robust post war economy.” Factories increased their output to keep up with the growing consumer demand in America, and satisfy the needs of a post war Europe. The defense industry continued to make military supplies in reaction to the Cold War. America’s economy was the biggest in the world. America was becoming bigger and better, and so was the American Dream. With job security, a good paycheck, and no military responsibilities, for many, the time was right to settle down and get married. “Millions rushed to the altar, sending marriage rates to an all-time high. Home builders anticipated the needs of newlyweds

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