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Post WWII Vocab Unit 12

consumer goods things that are bought by people for everyday life, such as clothing, furniture, refrigerators, and television sets
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
Baby Boom the generation born after WWII from 1946 to 1960
demographics statistics that describe various patterns in a population of people
Interstate Highway System the modern highways built across the U.S mostly in the 1950s and 1960s, to provide fast and safe transportation for cars and trucks
G.I Bill of Rights a law passed by Congress near the end of WWII to help veterans adjust back to civilian life
Civil Rights Movement the push by many Americans to end racial segregation and racial discrimination in the U.S
Women's Movement the push by many Americans during the 1960s and 1970s to seek full equality for women in all aspects of life
Eleanor Roosevelt the wife of President Franklin D. Roosevelt who later became famous for her efforts to promote human rights around the world
desegregation to end segregation
Civil Rights legislation law passed to end segregation or to eliminate unfair discrimination against African American or other minority groups
telecommunications any form of communication over a distance, but especially by electronic and wireless means, such as cell phones, pagers and satellite TV
pagers small electronic devices that can receive short text messages, but cannot transmit a message back
news media any form of communication that spreads information to the public about current events, such as radio, TV, the Internet, newspaper, or magazines
Charles Drew a famous African American doctor who helped create safe methods for the large-scale collection and storage of blood plasma
blood plasma the part of blood that is left when the red blood cells are removed
J.Robert Oppenheimer A physicist and leader of the Manhattan Project during WWII to create an atomic bomb
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