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Chapter 17 Vocab

TermDefinition
1.Demobilization sending home members of the army
2.GI Bill of Rights granted veterans a variety of benefits
3.Baby Boom soldiers made up for lost time by marrying and having children
4.Productivty rate at which goods are produced or services performed
5.Taft-Hartley Act law that allowed closed shop, workplace where only union members can be hired
6.Fair Deal strenghthen existing New Deal reforms and establish new programs like national health insurance
7.Interstate Highway Act authorized funds to build 41,000 miles of highway consisting of multilane expressways that would connect the nation's major cities
8.Sunbelt name given to the southern and western states
9.Service Sector businesses that provide services such as healthcare, law, retail, banking or insurance
10.Information Industry businesses that provide information services
11.Franchise Business company that offers similar services in many locaions
12.Multinational Corporation companies that produced and sold their goods and services all over the world and established branches abroad
13.AFL-CIO in 1955, American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organization labor unions united
14.California Master Plan 3 tiers of higher education: research universities, state colleges, and community colleges
15.Consumerism large-scale buying, much of it on credit
16.Median Family Income average family income
17.Nuclear Family household consisting of a mother and a father and their children as the backbone of American Society
18.Benjamin Spock wrote book on how to raise children; let them express themselves and don't hit them
19.Rock-and-Roll music originated in the gospel and blues tradition of African Americans
20.Beatnik small group of artists and writers or the beats
21.Inner City the older, central part of a city with crowded neighborhoods where low-income usually minority groups
22.Urban Renewal government programs for redevelopmemt of urban areas
23.Termination Policy ended all programs monitored by the Bureau of Indian Affairs, also ended federal responsibility for health and welfare of Native Americans
Created by: SRichard