Politics

Interstate Highway Act

In 1956 President Eisenhower signed the Interstate Highway act to allow the building of 41,000 miles of highway across the U.S. More and more people were moving to the suburbs making walking to a job or school a hard task because of distance, so the highways were made to allow easy assess to the city. Though highways were built, and people had easy assess to the city, there was a bad outcome, heavy pollution from.all of the cars driving around everywhere.

National Housing Act

In 1949 the National Housing Act was passed to give a suitable home for the American family. This was to tear down old run down neighborhoods and rebuild new low-income housing. Some poor people were kicked out of the little towns/shacks they built to build new housing and more buildings. The average American families now had a home to live in, but poor people were kicked out and moved from ghetto to ghetto.