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Postwar Suburbia

Postwar Suburbia

Discussion & Essay Questions

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Sample of Discussion & Essay Questions


  1. Big Picture
    • What factors combined to produce the suburban boom after WWII?
    • Which of these was most essential?
      • New Deal programs?
      • Wartime savings?
      • Postwar prosperity?
      • The Levitts' entrepreneurial vision?
      • The federal highway system?
    • Convert this into a general model for economic development.
      • Could this formula be replicated to stimulate economic development today?