US History: Postwar America


  1. Respond to one of the following essay questions.

Question 1

The civil rights movement reached new heights during the 1950s and ‘60s. The era was filled with challenges and required the efforts of many people both black and white. Choose two people from the civil rights movement and describe his or her part in promoting civil rights.

Question 2

American culture changed after World War II. Soldiers returned home and used the benefits of the GI Bill. They went to college, bought homes, and had families. One of the biggest changes in culture came with the new automobile culture of the 1950s. Describe at least three significant changes in American society that came about because of the automobile.