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Population of US in 1945
140 million
How much more the average american family made than in europe
15x more
Americas first highways
The rivers
President who made it his mission to improve the roads
President Eisenhower
Biggest engineering project in history
Interstate highway
By 1955 US making this percentage of worlds automobiles
80%
Towns were passed / ignored by the interstate
Why towns die
1946 how many babies born every 10 seconds
1 every 10 seconds
Americas most famous post war housing
Levittown
Today's price of a family home back then
$71,000
What "wins" the south
Air conditioning
Tells the world in 1961 that America will put a man on the moon
President John F Kennedy
How many Americans worked strictly on Apollo 11
400,000
How many Americans reached the moon
24
Fault line that chains the nation
Race
When change occurred for African Americans
1 million black soldiers joined the fight in WWII
What happened in July 1948
Military desegregated
Voice of modern civil rights movement
Martin Luther King Jr
Passed a year after the March on Washington
Civil Rights Act
Manhattan project developed what
Atomic bomb
What infiltrated the Manhattan project
Spies
When did soviet state get the bomb
After 1949
What drills were done in school
Bomb drills
Spy plane shot down over the USSR
U2 incident
Crisis over nuclear warheads in Cuba
Cuban Missile Crisis
Why were congressional hearing set up
Unmask communists in govt and media