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Ch. 17

Chapter 17

1. demobilization sending home members of the army
2. GI Bill of Rights eased the return of World War II veterans by providing education and employment aid
3. baby boom increase in births between 1945 and 1964
4. productivity the rate at which goods are produced or services performed
5. Taft-Hartley Act a law that restricted the power of labor unions
6. Fair Deal President Truman's program to expand New Deal reforms
7. Interstate Highway Act 1956 law that authorized the spending of $32 billion to build 41,000 miles of highway
8. Sunbelt name given to the region of states in the South and the Southwest
9. service sector businesses that provide services rather than manufactured goods
10. information industry businesses that provide informational services
11. franchise business allows company to distribute its products or services through retail outlets owned by independent operators
12. multinational corporations companies that produce and sell their goods and services all over the world
13. AFL-CIO in 1955, the American Federation Labor (AFL) and the Congress of Industrial Organization (CIO) labor unions united.
14. California Master Plan called from 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
15. consumerism large-scale buying, much of it on credit
16. median family income measure of average family income
17. nuclear family ideal or typical household with a father,mother, and children
18. rock-and-roll music originated in the gospel and blues traditions of African Americans
19. beatnik small group of writers and artists in the 1950s and early 1960s who were critical of American society
20. inner city the older, central part of the city with crowded neighborhoods in which low-income, usually minority groups, live
21. urban renewal government programs for redevelopment of urban areas
22. termination policy ended all programs monitored by the Bureau of Indian Affairs; also ended federal responsibility for the health and welfare of Native Americans
Created by: K_Higgins01