Levittown: Building the American Dream

Directions: Research the development of Levittown by using the following Web sites:

Levittown: Documents of an Ideal American Suburb.




Answer the following questions as you explore the site:

• Where was Levittown located?

• What were the main features of the house design?

• For what reasons were the homes designed in the manner that they were?

• What were the building methods used to construct the houses, and the purpose of these methods?

• How much did the houses cost?

• What demographic of people were most likely to live in Levittown?

• What features made Levittown feel like a community?

• What were some of the problems facing Levittown?

• What issues of racism were present at Levittown