1946-1952: The Best Years

Michaela Jones

During this times many things were happening. World War 2 had ended, Communism was spreading, and the Korean War was starting up. It was also a time of great economic boom for the U.S. and a time of poverty and hunger for Russia

20 Facts

1. Very few jobs were available when the soldiers returned from the war.

2. With the economy booming, Bill Leven made a plan to build many homes for a new housing area.

3. The Baby Boom was between 1946-1952, with over 25 million babies being born.

4. People of color were still not given rights when they returned from the war

5. Truman sent a Civil Rights message to Congress to desegregate.

6. Jackie Robinson was the first African American player in baseball.

7. People that lived in Russia had to dig holes in the ground to leave because their houses’ and towns’ were destroyed.

8. Isolationism had ended.

9. 400,000 G-I were sent to Japan under command of General MAcArthur.

10. Communism was spreading throughout Europe.

11. America saw that European countries was struggling, so they sent $13 worth of supplies of aid to help.

12. Churchill gave a speech in 1946 that defined “The Iron Curtain”.

13. There was 4 zones in Berlin: American, British, French, and Russian.

14. May 1949, Stalin ended the blockade.

15. In 1949, the Soviet Union had gotten an atomic bomb and that brought more worry if they would attack other countries.

16. On October 1, 1949, Communism took over China.

17. The Korean War was a “forgotten” war as no one really saw it as a threat.

18. In 1950, the Rosenbergs were arrested for leaking atomic secrets to the Soviets.

19. The govt. started to question citizens if they were ever part of the communist party if any info. or concerning evidence came up.

20. Macarthur was fired from this job.
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