The American Dream

Review Questions

The name of the first manmade satellite, launched by the Soviet Union in 1957, was ________.

  1. Triton
  2. Cosmolskaya
  3. Pravda
  4. Sputnik



The first Levittown was built ________.

  1. in Bucks County, Pennsylvania
  2. in Nassau County, New York
  3. near Newark, New Jersey
  4. near Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania



How did suburbanization help the economy?


The construction of houses meant more work for people in the construction trades, including plumbers and electricians, and for those who worked in the lumber and appliance industries. The growth of the suburbs also led to a boom in the manufacture and sale of automobiles, which, in turn, created jobs for those in the steel, rubber, and oil industries.