Period 8: 1945-1980

This period begins in after the end of WWII in 1945 as the Cold War is beginning and ends in 1980. After World War II, the United States emerged as a world power with the larges and strongest economy. Americas were eager to return to civilian life but the threat of Communism would challenge America’s future. By the 1960s, frustrations over Vietnam grew and at home, the fight for Civil Rights was ongoing and at the forefront of society. The 1970s proved to be another turbulent time as the nation addressed conflicts and a poor economy.

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