Friday, April 9, 2010
How does Florida's experience reflect post WWII expectations?
After the war, Florida, like most of the South, experienced a huge boom in population, except this boom was long awaited by the state of Florida. Florida had been lagging behind the rest of the South in terms of population. Also, most of Florida was still rural, and urban areas were very small. With the war, factories and forts came to the South, and naval bases came to Florida. The population grew. After the war, veterans returned to Florida, hoping to start a life and build a family. Men and women all over the United States had similar dreams of buying a house, settling down, and starting a family. This concept is still in place today. :)