Baby Boom Essay

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After researching and learning about this week’s American History I’ve realized that not only did the United States of America go through significant changes through 1947 to 1960, the whole world changed because of the advancements in technology. Today I’ll be discussing The Baby Boom from 1946 through 1960 and why/how it impacted society. According to the history article (Baby Boomers), “In 1947, another 3.8 million babies were born; 3.9 million were born in 1952; and more than 4 million were born every year from 1954 until 1964, when the boom finally tapered off. By then, there were 76.4 million “baby boomers” in the United States.” It started after World War II ended in 1954 when vets were returning home from war led to the massive increase…show more content…
Technology was a big demand because husbands needed cars to drive from the city to the suburbs to go to work. Television was invented and used for propaganda and marketing tactics took off. Due to the extreme demand for goods and services and the quick rise in the economy society didn’t have time to build a great foundation. When people stop spending the economy takes a blow. At this time people wanted to spend their money instead of save it for hard times. Society’s hourly pay rate nearly double and tripled during this era. War factories transitioned from making war materials to making civilian supplies, which lead to the boost in our economy at the time. Today, effects of the Baby Boom have many factors that come into play that affect our economy. According to National Academy of Social Insurance “social security faces a financial challenge from the impending retirement of the largest generation in American history, the 76 million persons born in the “baby boom” years, from 1946 through 1964. Boomers began to reach age 62 in 2008”. I believe that the aging of the population will place a strain on social welfare systems, and generations later will have to pay for the debt because more people are retiring than
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