Postwar America

Essay Question:

For your family, was the postwar period (1945-1960) a happy time of prosperity, a frightening period of cold war, or was it characterized some other way?


To support your argument, get some family stories about this era. The following questions should elicit family stories that will be useful to you. Composing your own questions might be even more successful, especially if you base those questions on your knowledge of your family chronology and history.


More general questions for further conversation: