Why did vets get low interest loans when coming back from war? (Serviceman's Readjustment Act)
To buy a house and/or start a business.
area surrounding a city
Identify. William Levitt
Used mass production techniques in home building
What led to the creation of the suburbs?
Severe housing shortage
What happened when the US converted form wartime to peacetime economy?
Unemployment- wartime related jobs went away, Inflation - prices rose because of loss of price freeze
How did the cold war contribute to the booming economy?
american companies helped rebuild europe
What did Truman do to prevent the union strikes?
threatened to draft all the workers
southern democrat, opposes civil rights
What do Truman use as a campaign tool?
Explain. Do - Nothing Congress
goes around doing nothing?
What was a failure of FDR's New Deal?
Explain. Checkers Speech
speech made by Nixon, Eisenhower's VP, he uses TV to solve a problem - he received a "bribe" in the form of a dog named checkers.
What were the reasons for the baby boom?
Medicine improved, Families reunited after the war, there was a good economy.
Why were more people working in the city and living in the suburbs?
growth of highways, cheap gas and cars
Identify. Dr. Jonas Salk
developed polio vaccine
What were the positives and negative aspects of the automobile industry?
positive: economy negative: noise, pollution, accidents
What was the first credit card issued?
the diners club
Federal Communications Commision
What were specific complaints about tv programs?
violent, and racial stereotypes
What did radio due to survive the invention of tv?
focused on local programs
what did movies do to survive the invention of tv?
had 3-d movies
person who tended to shun regular work and lived alternative lifestyles
Where did the beat movement find many followers?
Who was the first disc jockey to play rock-n-roll music?
What was the concern of adults when rock-n-roll came out?
bad influence on kids
What was the direct impact of people moving ot the suburbs?
cities suffered a loss in taxbase
What was the result of Kennedy and Nixon debate on tv?
kennedy won based on appearance/style
What was JFK's policy of "flexible response"?
peace corps, creation of special forces
What was Castro like as a leader?
Why was it a problem for Khrushchev and communism that people were moving from east germany into west germany?
How did they solve the problem of moving form east to west berlin?
they put up the berlin wall
What happened to the US trained cuban exiles?
they were completley defeated by cuba
What happened with the cuban missile crisis?
soviet ships turned around and went back to russia instead of arming cuba because we decided to disarm turkey and promised not to attack castro
What was the hot line?
a direct line between the kremlin and the white house
what was the limited test ban treaty?
barred nuclear testing in the atmosphere
Who was the first american in space?
What were the 2 major obstacles in the way of JFK's new frontier?
economic resession and southern democrats against him
What was the alliance for progress?
JFK's program that offered economic and technical assistance to latin america. not successful
What was th eimpact of the space program on the US?
national pride, advanced technology
Who took the first steps on the moon?
Who killed Oswald?
Who was charged with Kennedys murder?
What was the warren commision?
investigated assaniation, said oswald worked alone.
Why was JOhnson a good choice for vp?
expierence in washington and from the south
What were the provisions of the Economic Oppurtunity Act?
work study program, job corps and headstart
What were some of Barry Goldwaters conservative beliefs?
ending social security and using nuclear warfare in vietnam
what was a key aspect of the goldwater vs lbj election?
health insurance for eldery
health insurance for the poor
Who was RObert Weaver?
1st balck cabinet official in nation
lawyer fighting for rights of consumers