The people in this time period were very unique in their values because of their aspirations in progressing into the future.
In the second excerpt from David Potter, People of Plenty, and an excerpt from Carlos Bulosan's America is in the Heart, the era was more of a sitcom era. Many of the people began to think of European equality with in the class of American society, such as the American dream of a happy life, a white picket fence, 2.2 kids and a dog. Many of the people in the 1950s were very opportunistic and thought the way to a good life was paved in gold. An example of this way of life is in the many shows that were on Television at the time, My Three Sons, The Donna Reed Show and this historia