Viewing Guide: The Century - America's Time (Episode 08 - Best Years)

Viewing Guide: The Century - America's Time (Episode 08 - Best Years)
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This is a fantastic documentary series for US History. My questions simply serve as a guide to ensure that students are paying attention to the information that is being presented. (25 questions & Answer Key Included)

This episode is currently available via YouTube:
The Century: America's Time - 1946-1952: Best Years

EPISODE SUMMARY:
After the initial jubilation at the end of World War II, America faced severe domestic demographic problems and the international specter of communism and the Cold War. In response to the serious housing shortages exacerbated by the high marriage rates and subsequent baby boom of returning soldiers and the girls they left behind, the Truman administration created the GI Bill, which enabled veterans to secure low interest mortgages and college educations. But the domestic bliss of new homes and growing families could not alleviate the growing fears and hysteria of the new atomic age, and a demagogue from Wisconsin, Senator Joseph McCarthy, harnessed this hysteria for his personal political success. This episode covers some of the major events of the immediate post-war years such as the Korean War, McCarthyism, the Marshall Plan, the Berlin Airlift and the adjustment of returning soldiers.

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Please see my other Viewing Guides for this series:
Viewing Guide: The Century - America's Time (Episode 01 - Seeds of Change)
Viewing Guide: The Century - America's Time (Episode 02 - Shell Shock)
Viewing Guide: The Century - America's Time (Episode 03 - Boom to Bust)
Viewing Guide: The Century - America's Time (Episode 04 - Stormy Weather)
Viewing Guide: The Century - America's Time (Episode 05 - Over the Edge)
Viewing Guide: The Century - America's Time (Episode 06 - Civilians at War)
Viewing Guide: The Century - America's Time (Episode 07 - The Homefront)
Viewing Guide: The Century - America's Time (Episode 08 - Best Years)
Viewing Guide: The Century - America's Time (Episode 09 - Happy Days)
Viewing Guide: The Century - America's Time (Episode 10 - Poisoned Dreams)
Viewing Guide: The Century - America's Time (Episode 11 - Unpinned)
Viewing Guide: The Century - America's Time (Episode 12 - Approach Apocalypse)
Viewing Guide: The Century - America's Time (Episode 13 - Starting Over)
Viewing Guide: The Century - America's Time (Episode 14 - A New World)
Viewing Guide: The Century - America's Time (Episode 15 - The 90s and Beyond)
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