What was a reason for the spread of consumerism after World War II? A. There was a ration system put in place. B. Americans were making more money than before. C. Americans felt it was patriotic to buy goods to support the economy. D. Americans were required by law to spend a portion of their income every year.
The correct answer is B. Americans were making more money than before. What happened was that the economy of the entire world was ravaged because there was no production due to the destroyed factories. The US used this to produce and export more than ever which led to a large accumulation of wealth and people became super rich.