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After years of living with a strict budget because of the Great Depression and the war during the post-war period Americans wanted to get their hands on anything they could get especially automobiles and television sets which advertised for other products during commercials They also purchased more refrigerators washing machines vacuum cleaners and cameras than ever before Electric can openers electric garage door openers and electric pencil sharpeners appeared on the market and quickly became part of the new way of life This increase in goods and services that characterized the postwar period gave Americans the highest standard of living the world had ever known The United States home to just 6 percent of the worlds population produced and consumed nearly half the worlds goodsIn 1944 the GI Bill of Rights was passed by Congress Which resulted in the greatest wave of college building in the nations history and many states vastly increased their support of higher education It also offered low-interest mortgages to veterans who wanted to purchase homes which helped the housing industry This bill allowed Americans achieve a standard of living that was generally better than that of their parentsDuring the postwar years corporations wanted to be bigger so the business mergers created conglomerates which were firms that had holdings in a variety of unrelated industries This rapid corporate growth during the 1950s gave an increase of new job opportunities and a new lifestyle for the nations white-collar workers There were also a big growth in the number of secretarial and clerical workers bank tellers and telephone operators as well as service workers in the insurance transportation and retail sales areas The hospitality and recreation industries needed more service workers withe the increased number of bowling alleys skating rinks movie theaters hotels and restaurants Also the number of cars appliances radios and television sets that were purchased by consumers was so big that it created a need for skilled mechanics and repairpeople
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