Building Suburbia: Highways and Housing in Postwar America


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After completing this lesson, students should be able to Understand the growth of suburbs in the 1950s and 1960s. Explain how changes in postwar governmental policies and popular ideology transformed residential patterns and family life in the center city and the suburbs of the 1950s. Explain how the car and highways transformed metropolitan life.

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    Grade: 11

    Topics: United States History, Civics

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