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Chapter 17 Vocab

TermDefinition
demobilization sending home members of the army
GI Bill of Rights the return of WWII veterans by providing education and employment aid
baby boom increase in birth between 1945 and 1964
productivity the rate at which goods are produced or service performed
Taft-Hartley Act law that restricted the power of labor unions
Fair Deal Truman's program to expand New Deal reforms
Interstate Highway Act 1956 law that authorized the spending of 32 billion to build 41,000 miles of highway
Sunbelt name given to the region of states in the S. and SW.
service sector business that provide services rather than manufactured goods
information industry businesses that provide informational serviced
franchise business allow company to distribute its product or services through retail outlets owned by operators
multinational corporation companies that produce and sell their good and services all over the world
AFL-CIO 1955 American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organization labor unions united
California Master Plan called the three tires of higher education: research universities, state college, and community colleges, which was accessible to all the states' citizens
consumerism large-scale buying, much of it on credit
median family income measure of average family income
nuclear family ideal or typical household with father, mother, and children
rock-and-roll originated in the gospel and blues traditions of African Americans
beatnik small group of writers and artist in 1950s who were critical of American society
inner city the older, center part of a city with neighborhoods in which low-income usually minority groups live
urban renewal government programs for redevelopment of urban areas
termination policy ended all programs by the Bureau of Indians Affairs
Created by: jarekboyd