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chapter 17 vocab

TermDefinition
1.Demobilization act of changing from a war basis to a peace basis including disbanding or discharging troops
2.GI Bill of Rights was a law that provided a range of benefits for returning World War II veterans
3.Baby Boom a temporary marked increase in the birth rate
4.Productivity the state or quality of producing something
5.Taft-Hartley Act It outlawed the closed shop, gave presidential power to delay strikes with a cooling‑off period
6.Fair Deal fair treatment
7.Service Sector The tertiary sector of the economy is one of the three economic sectors, the others being the secondary sector and the primary sector.
8.AFL-CIO works every day to improve the lives of people who wor
9.Interstate Highway Act was enacted on June 29, 1956, when Dwight D. Eisenhower signed the bill into law
10.Sunbelt a strip of territory receiving a high amount of sunshine
11.Franchise Business Franchising is the practice of using another firm's successful business model
12.Multinational Corporation is a corporation that is registered in more than one country or that has operations in more than one country
13.Information Industry are industries that are information intensive in one way or the other
14.California Master Plan The California Master Plan for Higher Education of 1960 was developed by a survey team
15.Consumerism the protection or promotion of the interests of consumers
16.Median Family Income is commonly used to generate data about geographic areas and divides households into two equal segments
17.Nuclear Family a couple and their dependent children, regarded as a basic social unit
18.Rock-And-Roll a type of popular dance music originating in the 1950s, characterized by a heavy beat and simple melodies
19.Beatnik a young person in the 1950s and early 1960s belonging to a subculture associated with the beat generation.
20.Inner City the area near the center of a city, esp. when associated with social and economic problems.
21.Urban Renewal the redevelopment of areas within a large city, typically involving the clearance of slums.
22.Termination Policy The belief was that Native Americans would be better off if assimilated as individuals into mainstream American society
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