Ideal American Life Analysis

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Cold war and domestic revival are linked in the sense that after the world war there was an intangible but potent cultural emphasis. After the Second World War with the onset of atomic age, coupled with fears and tensions associated with the cold war atmosphere etc, saw families retreating to affluence and consumerism and focused on rearing children to become productive citizens capable of defeating the enemy in varied possible ways. People were under immense pressure to be apolitical. Severe anti-communist crusade resulted in people with dissenting views to get punished or fired from jobs or suspiciously viewed in their communities. Ideal American life projected around the world upheld white, middle-class, suburban family raising upstanding

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