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America's History in the Making

Postwar Tension and Triumph

A Visit from the Old Mistress. 1976. dup of 2191

After World War II, the United States experienced domestic prosperity through a huge baby boom, suburban migration, and advances in science and medicine. In the midst of this prosperity, many Americans were denied the same opportunities to attain the American Dream. Overshadowing the prosperity was a new fear of mass destruction, created by the invention of nuclear weapons.Start Here

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The Freedmen's Bureau

World War II and its aftermath ushered in an era of domestic prosperity—a huge baby boom, internal migration, and major scientific and medical breakthroughs. More

Arrival of Negro family in the lines

The dropping of the bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki created new fears of mass destruction, raising the stakes in the American effort to combat communist influences at home and abroad. More

A golden spike was driven at Promontory Point, Utah

While a growing middle class was attaining the American Dream, many in the United States were denied access to the same opportunities. More

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