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The Baby Boom of the 1950's PowerPoint Presentation

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PowerPoint presentation: 35 slides

Objective: To examine how America changed in the years immediately following World War II.

Topics Covered:

-          Election of 1948

-          The Fair Deal

-          Election of 1952

-          Baby boom

-          Suburban growth / Levittown

-          Interstate Highway Act

-          Popularity of the television

Key Terms and People

-          Harry Truman

-          Thomas Dewey

-          Dwight D. Eisenhower

-          Adlai Stevenson

-          Dr. Jonas Salk

-          William Levitt      


-          Video clip: Welcome to Levittown, PA (:59)

-          Audio: “I Like Ike”, by Irving Berlin

-          Video clip: “Howdy Doody” (1:01)

-          Video clip: “I Love Lucy” (various lengths)

-          Video clip: “American Bandstand” (3:06)

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