The United States in the Early Nuclear Age (1946-1952)
With the atomic bombs, not only was the war ended abruptly but it also ushered in a new era that called for new rules for foreign relations.
THE SHADOW OF COLD WAR
Although the times had changed, WWII left behind three legacies that would affect American life forever.
With nuclear weapons it was possible to annihilate an entire civilization.
Humans had the guts
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Plus in 1953, Stalin died and now Americans could return to normal.
Awake! The Watchtower and Watch! Were two leading magazines put out by the Jehovah's Witnesses. They grew greatly during this time saying that Armageddon was going to come and only the Witnesses would survive. They didn't believe in hell.
The GI Bill gave war veterans the chance to go to college for free. The 52-20 Club gave money to soldiers who didn't have jobs.