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chapter 17

chapter 17 vocabulary

1) Demobilization is the process of standing down a nation's armed forces from combat-ready status.
2) GI bill of Rights a law passed in 1944 that provided educational and other benefits for people who had served in the armed forces in World War II.
3) Baby Boom a temporary marked increase in the birth rate especially after ww2
4) Productivity the state or quality of producing something like crops
5) Taft-Hartley Act major law concerning labor, passed by Congress in 1947
6) Fair Deal term given to an ambitious set of proposals put forward by United States President Harry S. Truman
7) Interstate Highway act popularly known as the National Interstate and Defense Highways Act was enacted on June 29, 1956
8) Sunbelt a strip of territory receiving a high amount of sunshine
9) Service sector one of the three parts of the economy in the Three-sector hypothesis. This hypothesis breaks the economy into three main areas so it can be better understood.
10) information industry industries are industries that are information intensive in one way or the other
11) franchise business authorization granted by a government or company to an individual or group enabling them to carry out specified commercial
12) Multinational corporation is a business organization whose activities are located in more than two countries and is the organizational form that defines foreign direct investment.
13) AFLO-CIO American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations is a national trade union center
14) California Master Plan the California State system, in addition to awarding master's degrees, would be able to award joint doctorates with the UC
15) Consumerism the protection or promotion of the interests of consumers.
16) Median family income Median income is the amount that divides the income distribution into two equal groups, half having income above that amount, and half having income below that amount.
17) Nuclear family a couple and their dependent children, regarded as a basic social unit.
18) Rock and Roll 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 termination of these tribes ended federal government relations with and recognition of those tribal governments and ended federal recognition of tribal jurisdiction over their land
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