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The Employment Act of 1946

Date(s)
February 20, 1946
With the end of WWII came a new class of consumers. Young people began to benefit from a time of great economic prosperity, particulalry as a result of the Employment Act of 1946. The act provided the opportunity for employment to anyone "able, willing, and seeking to work." America's entrance into WWII ensured that the Depression would end; bolstered by the Employment Act, young Americans gained a purchasing power they had never possessed before.
Sources
The Editors of Encyclopaedia Britannica. "Fair Deal" accessed May 15, 2018. https://www.britannica.com/event/Fair-Deal#ref24822

"Soup Kitchens and Bread Lines," accessed May 15, 2018. A+E Networks. https://www.history.com/topics/great-depression/pictures/soup-kitchens-and-breadlines/bread-line-in-depression-era-new-york
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