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US history ch 17

Postwar Confidence and Anxiety

TermDefinition
demobilization sending home members
GI Bill of Rights eased the return of World War II veterans by providing education and employment aid
baby boom increase in births between 1945 and 1964
productivity the rate ar which goods are produced or services performed
Taft-Hartley Act a law that restricted the power of labor unions
Fair Deal President Truman's program to expand New Deal reforms
Interstate Highway Act 1956; law that authorized the spending of $32 billion to build 41,000 miles of highway
Sunbelt name given to the region of states in the South and the Southwest
service sector businesses that provide services rather than manufactured goods
information industry businesses that provide informational services
franchise business allows company to distribute its products or services through retail outlets owned by independent operators
multinational corporation companies that produce and sell their goods and services all over the world
AFL-CIO united version of AFL and CIO in mid 1930s
California Master Plan called for 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
consumerism large-scale buying, much of it on credit
median family income measure of average family income
nuclear family ideal or typical household with a father, mother, and children
Benjamin Spock author of Common Sense Book of Baby and Child Care
rock-and-roll music originated in the gospel and blues traditions of African Americans
Elvis Presley integrated African American gospel tunes
beatnik small group of writers and artists in the1950s and early 1960s who were critical of American society
inner city the older, central part of a city with crowded neighborhoods in which low-income, usually minority groups, live
urban renewal government programs for redevelopment of urban areas
termination policy ended all programs monitored by the Bureau of Indian Affairs; also ended federal responsibility for the health and welfare of Native Americans
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