The student will explain the impact of technological development and economic growth on the United States, 1945-1975. Describe the baby boom and its impact as shown by Levittown and the Interstate Highway Act. Describe the impact television has had on American culture; include the presidential debates (Kennedy/Nixon, 1960) and news coverage of the Civil Rights Movement. Analyze the impact of technology on American life; include the development of the personal computer and the expanded use of air conditioning. Describe the impact of competition with the USSR as evidenced by the launch of Sputnik I and President Eisenhower's actions.