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17 1950s

US History

sending home members of the army - downsizing the military after war demobilization
legislation aimed at easing the return of World War II veterans by providing education and employment aid. GI Bill of Rights/Serviceman's Readjustment Act
the large increase in births between 1945 and 1964 baby boom
also called the Labor Management Relations Act of 1947 – it was created to restrict the power of labor unions Taft-Hartley Act
limited the president to two terms in office 22nd Amendment
Truman’s legislative program aimed at strengthening New Deal programs and establishing new ones. Failed to receive Congressional support. Fair Deal
1956 law that authorized the spending of $32 billion to build 41,000 miles of highway National Interstate and Defense Highway Act
the name given to the region of states in the South and the Southwest that saw a growth in population after WWII Sunbelt
businesses that provide services rather than manufactured goods Service Sector
businesses that provide informational services Information Industries
corporations that allow a company to distribute its products or services through retail outlets owned by independent operators. It gave customers consistency when traveling. Franchise businesses
companies that produce and sell their goods and services all over the world Multinational corporations
in 1955, the American Federation of Labor and the Congress of Industrial Organization labor unions united AFL-CIO
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 California Plan
large-scale buying, much of it on credit during the 1920s and 1950s. Americans began to focus on what they could buy instead of how much money they could save. consumerism
measure of average family income . This increased during the 1950s due to greater educational opportunities, growth of "white collar" jobs, and more women moving into the work force (despite pressure from society) median family income
ideal or typical household with a father, mother, and children nuclear family
influential author of 1946 Common Sense Book of Baby and Child Care Benjamin Spock
music originated in the gospel and blues traditions of African Americans rock-n-roll
iconic American singer whose success sparked the popularity of rock-and-roll music in the 1950s Elvis Presley
small group of writers and artists, in the 1950s and early 1960s, who were critical of American society Beatniks
the older, central part of a city with crowded neighborhoods in which low-income, usually minority, groups live inner city
government programs for redevelopment of urban areas urban renewal
ended all programs monitored by the Bureau of Indian Affairs; ended federal responsibility for the health and welfare of Native Americans termination policy
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