an insecticide that is also toxic to animals and humans, toxin used to kill bugs, but had larger effects on large birds or pray through biomagnification, discovered by Mueler, winner nobel prize in 1948, pesticide; now banned
successor to ENIAC; "Universal Automatic Computer"; handled business data; LAUNCHED THE COMP REVOLUTION; allowed Americans to work more efficiently, Which computer was the first sold commercially in the U.S. and installed at the U.S. Census Bureau?, machine that predicted the winner of the 1952 election
A culture in which personal worth and identity reside not in the people themselves but in the reducts with which they surround themselves, the post-1945 BABY BOOM created instant markets for toys and layettes. Newfound affluence allowed parents to make their children the focal point for their spending. Despite moralists' complaints, parents gave to children as much to isolate and teach as to indulge them. This seeming contradiction is explained by the fact that many children's products were designed for indoor home use (such as games, books, records) and thus provided adults with the means to monitor their young and to give them enjoyable alternatives to wandering the streets
Federal Highway Act of 1956
popularly known as the National Interstate and Defense Highways Act (Public Law 84-627), was enacted on June 29, 1956, when Dwight D. Eisenhower signed this bill into law. Appropriating $25 billion for the construction of 40,000 miles (64,000 km) of interstate highways over a 10-year period, it was the largest public works project in American history to that point., Authorized the building of highways throughout the nation which would be that biggest public works project in the nation's history
In 1947, William Levitt used mass production techniques to build inexpensive homes in surburban New York to help relieve the postwar housing shortage. Levittown became a symbol of the movement to the suburbs in the years after WWII. , Towns in which houses were built on an assembly line. The houses were cheap and all families could afford them.