how did social and economic changes after world war 2 affect Americans ?
economic- The US entered WW2 during the great depression, but the war sent them into an economic production boom in the 50s and 60s and created many new jobs for the returning soldiers. This was the beginning of a lot of consumerism (and the hippie counterculture in the 60s and 70s).
social- There was a baby boom starting in 1943ish from troops coming home from Europe to their wives. Many middle class people moved from the cities to the suburbs, leaving the cities full of the poor and minorities. Women who got jobs during the war kept their jobs after, unlike WW1. African Americans, Asians, Hispanics, Women, LGBT and other groups started getting recognition and more rights as this was the beginning of the civil rights movement.