One of the results of World War II was the emergence of two strong superpowers- The United States and the USSR. Conflicting political and economic systems gave rise to tension short of war known as "The Cold War". We also saw an economic boom in the 50's. The GI Bill gave many returning veterans opportunities for education, homes and businesses. It is the time of "the American Dream" with increased prosperity, consumerism, and a great deal of conformity in American Society.