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Chapter 17 Vocab US

Vocabulary

TermDefinition
demobilization sending home members of the army
GI Bill of Rights granted veterans who were unable to find work
baby boom married couples starting new families in the new econmy
productivity the rate at which goods are produced or services performed
Taft-Hartley Act a law that outlawed the closed shop
Fair Deal idea to strengthen existing New Deal reforms and establish new programs
Interstate Highway Act authorized funds to build 41000 miles of highway consisting of multilane expressways that would connect the nations major cities
sunbelt the name given to the southern and western states
service sector businesses that provide services in the manufacturing sector
information industry new workforfce of white-collar jobs that was rapidly growing
franchise business business that allows a company to distribute its products or services through retail outlets owned by independent operators
multinational corporation companies that produced and sold their goods and services all over the world and established branches abroad
AFL-CIO AFL and CIO joined together to form this unit
California Master Plan called for three tiers of higher education
consumerism buying as much as they could mainly on credit
median family income average family income rose from 3319 to 5417
nuclear family or a household consisting of a mother and father and their children
rock-and-roll revolutionary music that blossomed in the mid 1950s
beatnik the beats
inner city more of the middle class decided to move to the suburbs
urban renewal attempt to reverse downward trend in American cities
termination policy major change in the rules governing Native Americans
Created by: Lugano