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Ch. 17 vocab

TermDefinition
Demobilization act of changing from war to peace including disbanding or discharging troops
GI Bill Of Rights any of the Congressional bills enacted to provide funds for college educations, home-buying loans, and other benefits for armed-services veterans.
baby boom a period of sharp increase in the birthrate
productivity the rate at which goods and services having exchange value are brought forth or produced
Taft-Hartley Act an eighty-day injunction against strikes that endanger public health and safety and bans closed shops, featherbedding, secondary boycotts, jurisdictional strikes, and certain other union practices.
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.
Interstate Highway Act authorized the construction of 40,000 miles of interstate highways in the US.
Sunbelt the southern and southwestern region of the U.S.
service sector The portion of the economy that produces intangible goods.
information industry Industries that are information intensive in one way or the other
franchise business An agreement between a firm and another party in which the firm provides the other party with the right to use the firm's name and to sell or rent its products.
multinational corporation a corporation that is registered in more than one country or that has operations in more than one country.
AFL-CIO The American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations
California Master Plan set up a coherent system for postsecondary education which defined specific roles for the already-existing University of California
consumerism protection of consumers' rights: the protection of the rights and interests of consumers, especially with regard to price, quality, and safety
median family income The amount which divides the income distribution into two equal groups, half having income above that amount, and half having income below that amount.
nuclear family unit of parents with their children: a social unit that consists of a mother, a father, and their children.
rock-and-roll pop music with heavy beat: pop music derived from blues music that has heavily stressed beats.
beatnik somebody who rejects conventional ideas, dress, and social conventions in the 1950s
inner city the central or innermost parts of a city, particularly when associated with social problems such as inadequate housing and high levels of crime and unemployment
urban renewal redevelopment of urban areas
termination policy terminated the U.S. government's recognition of sovereignty of tribes, trusteeship of Indian reservations, and exclusion of Indians from state laws.
Created by: sarabelle1095