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Post-War America - Chapter Summary
Work your way through this chapter to increase your understanding of post-WWII America. Our lessons provide information about the culture and politics of America in this era. You'll be able to review:
- Foreign and domestics policies
- Culture and counter-culture of the 1940s and 1950s
- Characteristics of the baby-boomers
Viewing our video lessons is an easy way to quickly learn about this time period of American history. We include transcripts with each lesson to give you another way to review this information. Our expert instructors are available to answer any questions you have about this era.
1. Post-War American Politics: Foreign & Domestic Policy
In this lesson, we will learn about American politics in the post-war era. We will highlight the broad contours of foreign and domestic policies, and learn how Americans planned to deal with the challenges of an increasingly complex world.
2. The Counter-Culture of Post-War America
In this lesson we will explore the counter-culture of the postwar era. We will examine the groups and individuals who defied the conventions of mainstream society.
3. Post-War American Life: Culture of the late 1940s & 1950s
In this lesson, we will explore American postwar culture. We will learn what life was like throughout the late 1940s and the 1950s by highlighting important cultural trends.
4. What Are Baby Boomers? - Definition, Age & Characteristics
Baby boomers have shaped the cultural landscape for more than 60 years and will continue to have a significant influence as they move into the so-called 'retirement years.' Learn who these baby boomers are and what caused the boom along with key characteristics of this fascinating demographic group. Finally, test your knowledge with quiz questions.
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