Cold War Culture

Politics

Cold War Politics

What: Mexican Braceros came to the U.S. to work

Time Period: Initiated in 1942

Location: Through Texas into the Midwestern States

Cause: Workers in the U.S. didn't want to do the hard labor

Result: The workers came to the U.S. to work and stayed after, becoming the first illegal immigrants

Significance: The immigrants created a new social class and demographic

To Whom: Mexicans have created a new life for themselves and Americans have to deal with a new group of illegal immigrants



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What: The Interstate System

Time Period: Started in 1956

Location: Across the United States

Cause: More families were getting their own automobiles

Result: Trains were relied on less for cross country travel

Significance: Passenger trains were drastically effected

To Whom: Passenger train companies

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