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Chapter 17

Chapter 17 Vocab

1 Baby Boom Increase in births between 1945 and 1964. AustinH16
2 Productivity The rate at which goods are produced or services preformed. autino11
3 Taft-Hartley Act A law that restricted the power of labor unions. 2nd Block
4 Fair Deal President Truman's program to expand New Deal reforms. 4-22
5 Interstate Highway Act 1956 law that authorized the spending of $32 billion to build 41,000 miles of highway.
6 Sunbelt Name given to the region of states in the South and the Southwest.
7 Service Sector Businesses that provide services rather than manufactured goods.
8 Information Industry Businesses that provide informational services.
9 Franchise Business Allows company to distribute its products or services through retail outlets owned by independent operators.
10 Multinational Corporation Companies that produce and sell their goods and services all over the world.
11 AFL-CIO In 1955, the American Federation of Labor and the Congress of Industrial Organization labor unions united.
12 California Master Plan Called for three tiers of higher education: research universities, state colleges, and community colleges, all of which were to be accessible to all of the state's citizens.
13 Consumerism Large-scale buying, much of it on credit.
14 Median Family Income Measure of average family income.
15 Nuclear Family Ideal or typical household with a father, mother, and children.
16 Rock-and-Roll Music originated in the gospel and blues traditions of blacks.
17 Beatnik Small group of writers and artists in the 1950s and early 1960s who were critical of American society.
18 Inner City The older, central part of a city with crowded neighborhoods in which low-income, usually minority groups, live.
19 Urban Renewal Government programs for redevelopment of urban areas.
20 Termination Policy Ended all programs monitored by the Bureau of Indian Affairs; also ended federal responsibility for the health and welfare of Native Americans.
21 Demobilization Sending home members of he army.
22 GI Bill of Rights Eased the return of WW2 veterans by providing education and employment aid.
Created by: AustinH16