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Postwar Suburbia

Postwar Suburbia

Discussion & Essay Questions

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    Big Picture

    1. What factors combined to produce the suburban boom after WWII?
    2. Which of these was most essential?
      • New Deal programs?
      • Wartime savings?
      • Postwar prosperity?
      • The Levitts' entrepreneurial vision?
      • The federal highway system?
      • Explain your choice.
    3. Could the formula that created the suburban boom be replicated to stimulate economic development today? Why or why not?