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Chapt. 17 Vocab

TermDefinition
1. Demobilization To send home troops.
2. GI Bill of Rights Any of various Congressional bills enacted to provide funds for college educations, home-buying loans, and other benefits for armed-services veterans.
3. Baby Boom A period of sharp increase in the birthrate, as that in the U.S. following World War II.
4. Productivity The quality, state, or fact of being able to generate, create, enhance, or bring forth goods and services
5. Taft-Hartley Act A law that restricted the power of labor unions.
6. Fair Deal The principles of the liberal wing of the Democratic party under the leadership of President Harry S Truman, consisting largely of a continuation and development of the principles of the New Deal.
7. Interstate Highway Act 1956 law that authorized the spending of 31 billion dollars to build a 41,000 mile highway.
8. Sunbelt The southern and southwestern region of the U.S.
9. Information Industry Businesses that provide informational services.
10. Franchise Business Allows company to distribute its products through regional outlets through independent owners.
11. Multinational Corporation A corporation with operations in two or more countries.
12. AFL-CIO The unification of the AFL and the CIO in 1955.
13. California Master Plan Called for three tiers o higher education: Research universities, community college, and state colleges. All accessible to the states' citizens.
14. Beatnik Group of writers and artists that criticized American society in the 1950s.
15. Inner City An older part of a city, densely populated and usually deteriorating, inhabited mainly by poor, often minority, groups.
16. Urban Renewal The process of redeveloping dilapidated or no longer functional urban areas
17. Termination Policy Ended all programs monitored by the Bureau of Indian Affairs.
18. Consumerism Advocacy of a high rate of consumption and spending as a basis for a sound economy
19. Median Family Income Measure of an average family income.
20. Nuclear Family A social unit composed of two parents and one or more children.
21. Rock-and-Roll A style of popular music that derives in part from blues and folk music and is marked by a heavily accented beat and a simple, repetitive phrase structure.
22. Service Sector Businesses that provided services rather than goods.
Created by: Adriano_Santos