Remembering American 1944 to 1959 Baby Boomer Generation. Baby Boomers are born after World War II. Baby Boomer are considered the “Special Generation” to any generation before them. The path for the baby boomer fortunes were set by generations before them. One of the strongest most resolute generations were the parents of baby boomer. This generation struggled through the Great Depression and fought won World War II. Imagine a generation that had a four term President. During the war while American men were fighting women were welcomed in the work force. There was a true sense of appreciation for veterans. The unemployment rate in 1950s was approximately 4.3%. Elected US Presidents had been veteran of WWII. This spanned from Eisenhower to George H. Bush. President Roosevelt had signed Social Security Act 1935. Introduced the GI bill (1944) which gave veterans the ability to seek higher education and to purchase homes.