refers to the period following WWII until the collapse of the Soviet Union in the 1990s.This was a period when much of the world was divided by the communist/non-communist battle for military and political superiority. While the USA and the USSR were unquestionably the world's two superpowers, they avoided direct military conflict. Instead, they sought to bring other countries into their fold.
GI Bill Of Rights
Also known as Servicemen's Readjustment Act of 1944 gave money to veternas to study in colleges, universities, gave medical treatment, loans to buy a house or farm or start a new business
The Baby Boom
with the war over, spouses were reunited and coupled got married and many of these people started or expanded their family; led to a population explosion after WWII family of 4 had average of 300-400 for furnishings and appliances
The Housing Boom
veteran's benefits of the G.I. Bill of 1944. purchased up to 2000 in houses
The Marshall Plan
1947, by George Marshall, against "hunger, poverty, desperation, and chaos" a massive aid package offered by US they gave food and economic assistance to europe to help countries rebuild
1947, President Truman's policy of providing economic and military aid to any country threatened by communism or totalitarian ideology, mainly helped Greece and Turkey
The Korean War
In June 1950 the N. Korean army invaded S. Korea, quickly taking Seoul. The UN Security Counsil met in emergency session and declared the invasion an unwarranted aggression. After three years of fighting, the war ended in stalemate.
The House Committee on Un-American Activities (HUAC) was an investigating committee which investigated what it considered un-American propaganda that attacked unconstitutional government