Postwar Tension and Triumph

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After World War II, the United States experienced domestic prosperity through a huge baby boom, suburban migration, and advances in science and medicine. In the midst of this prosperity, many Americans were denied the same opportunities to attain the American Dream. Overshadowing the prosperity was a new fear of mass destruction, created by the invention of nuclear weapons.

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