American Experience Final
Identify and explain three ways the Cold War shaped American society and American understandings of freedom.
The Cold War had many effects on America as well as the American understandings of the word freedom. From the Cold War post America was in the “Golden Age of Capitalism” and was in a period of many, “Booms” The booms that occurred were the economic boom, the baby boom, and the housing boom. (Cold War America.pptx) The economic boom shaped America because it provided the GI bill which was helpful to the returning veterans, and it helped keep the American populous calm because it did not come with high taxation. The economic boom also shaped the American society because it brought an end to rationing which meant there was a sizable portion of money for the people to go out and spend which tremendously helped the economy. The baby boom helped American society because it brought with it the need for suburban housing which not only provide houses but, it also helped the e