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Unit 6

terms

TermDefinition
red scare fear that communists were working to destroy the American way of life
McCarthyism negative catchword for extreme, reckless charges of disloyalty
Eisenhower Doctrine policy of President Eisenhower that stated that the United States would use force to help any nation threatened by communism
limited war war fought to achieve only specific goals, that doesn't use all of their weapons
satellite state independent nation under the control of a more powerful nation
arms race contest in which nations compete to build more powerful weapons
mutually assured destruction (M.A.D.) policy in which the United States and the Soviet Union hoped to deter nuclear war by building up enough weapons to destroy one another
productivity the rate at which goods are produced or services performed
demobilizing sending home members of the army
Fair Deal President Truman's legislative program that would strengthen existing New Deal reforms and establish new programs, such as national health insurance
closed shop company that only hires union workers
nuclear family ideal or typical household with a father, mother and children father brings in the income and the mother stays home
service sector businesses that provide services rather than manufactured goods
multinational corporation companies that produce and sell their goods and services all over the world
franchise business allows a company to distribute it products or services through retails outlets owned by independent operations
baby boom increase in births between 1945 and 1964
consumerism large-scale buying, much of it on credit
urban renewal government programs for redevelopment of urban areas
information industries businesses that provide informational services
inner city referred to the older, central part of a city with crowded neighborhoods in which low-income, usually minority, groups live
assimilate to be absorbed into the main culture of society
Created by: opal.eddy