Thursday, April 8, 2010
How does Florida's experience reflect post WWII expectations?
WWII was great for Florida's development seeing as many military bases were built in Florida. Post World War II, Florida experiences growth in the same way that the rest of the country was expanding and urbanizing. Many men who had been posted at Florida's military bases moved to Florida after the war because they liked the climate and other aspects of the state. Furthermore, Florida experiences a shift in the economy towards tourism, so the state is growing due to the increase in tourists and the development of tourist attractions. The National highway system which is a Cold War artifact allows Americans from all over the country to come to Florida, and with the invention of air conditioning in the 1950s people can now tolerate Florida's high temperatures. Florida developed accordingly with post WWII expectations with its growing economy and urbanization.