The growth of suburbia
- In the postwar era, many Americans moved away from cities and into suburbs, helped by GI Bill benefits that guarantied home loans.
- Techniques of mass production made it possible to build homes faster and cheaper than ever before. Using an assembly-line system, the construction firm Levitt and Sons built three giant "Levittown" suburbs in New York, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania.
- Due to low prices and veterans' benefits, more Americans could afford to own homes than ever before.