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Unit 12

Post War Economy

TermDefinition
Baby Boom the generation born after WWII, from 1946-1960.
Which Generation was so large it has a huge impact on demographics (population pattern) Baby Boomers
Demographics Population patterns
Blood Plasma the part of blood that is left when the red blood cells are removed. Keeps fresh longer than whole blood. Helps people survive blood loss.
Civil Rights Movement Push to end racial segregation and discrimination
Civil Rights legislation laws passed to end segregation or to eliminate unfair discrimination against African Americans or other minorities
consumer goods things that are bought by people for everyday life, such as clothing, furniture, refrigerators, and TVs
desegregation/desegregated to end segregation (separation of the races)
Charles Drew a famous African American doctor who helped create safe methods for storing blood plasma; lead to the creation of blood banks
G.I. Bill of Rights a law passed to help veterans adjust to civilian life
Interstate Highway System the modern highways built across the U.S.; marked with numbers, no stop signs or stop lights
news media any form of communication that spreads info to the public about current events
J. Robert Oppenheimer a physicist and leader of the Manhattan Project (create atomic bomb)
pagers small electronics that can receive messages
productivity a measure that compares how much of a product a business produces, to the total amount of labor and materials needed to produce it
Eleanor Roosevelt the wife of President Roosevelt who later became famous for her efforts to promote human rights around the world.
telecommunications any form of communication over a distance but especially by electronic and wireless means such as cell phones, pagers and satellite tv
Women's Movement the push by many Americans during the 1960s and 1970s to seek full equality for women in all aspects of life