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From the late 1940s through the 1950s the United States experienced continued economic growth and low unemployment. Most of the nation participated in the prosperity and agreed about the beneficence of American capitalism and consumerism. New technologies in medicine and computing improved lives and began to reshape View complete question » Please answer the following questions for the movie. 5 pages long!!!! attached is the questions along with chapter 27 & 28 summary Document Preview: THE AFFLUENT SOCIETY
From the late 1940s through the 1950s the United States experienced continued economic growth and low unemployment. Most of the nation participated in the prosperity and agreed about the beneficence of American capitalism and consumerism. New technologies in medicine and computing improved lives and began to reshape business. Television presented a unified and sanitized American culture to millions and radio brought rock ‘n’ roll to the masses. Only a few intellectuals questioned the rampant consumerism and the values of the growing corporate bureaucracies. Those who lived in the “other America” of rural and core-city poverty were generally ignored by the affluent and the intellectuals. The politics of the period symbolized by President Eisenhower the cautious war hero reflected the popular contentment. Blacks inspired by the Brown school desegregation decision began the protests that would bring the civil rights revolution of the 1960s. Locked into a policy of containment and a rigidly dualistic world view the United States was less successful in its overseas undertakings. Despite a string of alliances an awesome nuclear arsenal and vigorous use of covert operations the nation often found itself unable to shape world events to conform to American desires.
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The mutual hostility between the United States and the Soviet Union grew out of ideological incompatibility and concrete actions stretching back to World War I and before. The alliance of convenience and necessity against Germany temporarily muted the tensions but disagreement over the timing of the second front and antagonistic visions of postwar Europe pushed the two nations into a “Cold War” only a few months after the victory over the Axis. The Cold War was marked by confrontation and the fear of potential military conflict. The United States vowed to contain communism by any means available.Meanwhile the American people exhausted from a decade and a half of depression and war… Attachments: Chapter-27—….docx history-paper….docx View less » Nov 16 2013 08:46 AM

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