Malt shops. TV shows became very popular also.800. a record number of people finished high school and college and led to an increase in stock of skills and higher income to families. became very popular. and Captain Kangaroo. so some of your parents might be a late baby boomer. Everybody was moving to the suburbs and soon almost all main American cities had them. Then on June 24.” During the war. and an ideal place to raise a family. birth rates and American population increased. scattered around the houses.” but many of them couldn’t afford houses or find jobs. New schools were built in those communities for all the new children. Australia and New Zealand between 1946 and 1964. After this was passed. Suddenly houses were being built on the outskirts of cities. During the Baby boom. young families began to go to drive-in-theaters and Saturday matinees because the tickets were very cheap. and malls were built. In Britain the boom was called “the bulge” and in Canada the babies were called “Boomies. 7. young adults had postponed marriage and children and/or they couldn’t afford families financially during the Great Depression. Also the juvenile delinquency became a concern too. families became more involved in community activities. and those neighborhoods were called suburbs. like I Love Lucy. and clubs such as the Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts. 1944. The Bill also gave low-interest loans on education so veterans could get a better schooling. The family became very important to America and lots of new families wanted to live the “American Dream. marriage rates. divorce rates increased.3 million babies were born and they represent 29% of our population today. the 78th Congress passed the GI Bill of Rights that gave veterans loans with low interest rates and little or no down payment. With the increase in growing families and suburban life. The Baby Boom Generation did not escape its own problems. About 77. and peaked at 50 percent in 1979. Some people considered that this might
.000 people benefitted from the GI Bill as they bought new houses and went back to school. In the 1950s.The Baby Boom Generation was created as birth rates increased after World War II in the United States. Canada. The suburbs became a fairly safe place for children. community swimming pools. Then when World War II ended. This year baby boomers are in between the ages of 46 and 64.
BJU Press. Despite the recklessness of the sixties. Spock’s philosophy was that children would have happy and successful lives if they are treated as idealistic individuals. It sold for 25 cents. As the baby boomers grew into adulthood.com/pages/h2061. The baby boom ended during the sixties when rock ‘n roll music became popular. it was a time of population increase and it helped our country to get back on its feet after the war. or the breakdown of discipline in the home or school. People like Elvis Presley.wikipedia. • Social Issues. responsibility did not go with them. long hair and disheveled clothes became the new trend. and the Beatles became famous as the Baby boom came to an end.
• Post-World War II baby boom. 1946-1964. was translated into 39 different languages.html. 2010 • Faculty and Staff of Bob Jones University. 2010. The Baby boom was a very big and important event in our American history. United States History. Spock’s advice actually contributed to children’s bad behavior. December 7. http://www. making it the 2nd most sold book before the Bible. 2010
.org/wiki/Post-World_War_II_baby_boom. and more than 50 million copies were bought.u-shistory.be because of TV. “Hippies” started appearing in California who had usually dropped out of school to try to become rock ‘n roll singers. Benjamin Spock’s Common Sense Book of Baby and Child Care. Bob Dylan.
http://en. November 29. Also drug experimentation. movies and crime comic books. Critics suggested Dr. Families were not important to them anymore. November 24. Parents sought direction on child rearing and many found this is in Dr.
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