Following World War II, as the men who served in the military began to return home to their wives and families, America saw what’s known now as the “baby boom.” For the first time in years, America was in a time of economic prosperity following the war, which meant that young people were beginning to start bigger families. The economic prosperity combined with the fact that men had been away from home for so long was the perfect environment to foster a time of increased birth rates. Babies born between 1945 and 1965 are considered to be from the baby boomer population. As young couples were beginning to start their new families, a movement away from the big cities took place. With the crime rates in the cities, young families sought a safer community to raise their children in. Moving to a suburban utopia seemed like the best way to achieve the American Dream. Throughout history, trends of religion have always been varied based on what was going on in the wor...
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... for America, but for the rest of the world as well. The time immediately following the Second World War was about recovery and a movement towards a more family-oriented America and because of that, a more religious America. Soon, organizations began to become more and more popular, especially programs such as Campus Crusaders for Christ on college campuses around the country. As the Cold War approached, Dwight D. Eisenhower was able to calm the American people by turning them to Christianity for comfort while their fear of the coming threat of communism mounted. It is clear that this time, although a time of devastation and fear throughout the war, was very rich in religion. The American people turned to the only light in the darkness of the world: God. This religious revival was necessary to keep America together during a time of deep hurting throughout the world.
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