Booming Effect : The Baby Boomer Generation

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Booming Effect: The Baby Boomer Generation The ending of World War II led to one of the most influential generations today. Young males upon returning to the United States, Canada, and Australia following tours of duty overseas during World War II began families. This brought about a significant number of new children into the world. “In 1946, the first year of the Baby Boom, new births in the U.S. skyrocketed to 3.47 million births” (Rosenburg). This led to many events such as an increase in housing and the development of the suburb, consumerism multiplying, health care system, issues and a more recent topic: retirement.
Men and women had to postpone any ideas for having a family because of the prolonged era of the Great Depression and World War II. In 1945, when World War II ended, the men came home, and they could finally resume their wishes to start a family. Almost exactly nine months after World War II ended, Historian Landon Jones said, “A cry of the baby was heard across the land” (“Baby”). By the end of the Baby Boom, children made up almost 40 percent of the nation’s population (“Baby”). This many children will have an impact on society no matter what.
After the literal baby boom, families started moving start the suburb boom as well. The Baby Boom was a great way for developers to start up a business and buy land to make modest homes. This led to developers such as William Levitt becoming the most…
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