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A Generation in War and Turmoil The Agony of Vietnam The assignment is to 1 List and discuss four changes in the lifestyles of some Americans during the post-World War 2 era 2 Describe the major American foreign policy decisions concerning Vietnam between 1945 and 1966 under the administrations of Harry S Truman Dwight D Eisenhower John F Kennedy and Lyndon B Johnson 3 Answer the question Was the Vietnam War a poor mans war Explain Question 1 Veterans returning from the World War 2 rapidly made the transition to the civilian work force or used the GI Bill to become better educated and as a result secure better jobs than they had held before the war The family income rose 49 percent during the years between 1950 and 1960 The number of registered automobiles more than doubled between 1945 and 1955 and the American automobile industry was virtually unchallenged by foreign competition During this same time period there was a vast production of new home construction In the 1950s there were about 13 million homes built 85 percent of them in the new and mushrooming suburbs New homes usually needed a small down payment of 5 to 10 percent Between 1945 and 1950 the amount spent on household furnishings and appliances increased 240 percent and most of these items were bought on time installments The television set was the most coveted item which was the most nonexistent ite m before the war Men were expected to work their way up the corporate ladder tend their carefully manicured lawns become accomplished barbecue chef and serve their suburban communities as Boy Scout leaders or Little League coaches Women were expected to do womanly chores For example aid the husband on their way up the corporate ladder provide transportation to and from school and make a happy home Question 2 Harry S Truman between 1945 and 1951 The United States gave massive aid to the French who
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