Taft-Hartley Act (1947)
Also called the Labor Management Relations Act. This act was Congress' response to the abuse of power. Outlawed closed shops; prohibited unions' unfair labor practices, and forced unions to bargain in good faith.
Provided for college or vocational training for returning WWII veterens as well as one year of unemployment compensation. Also provided for loans for returning veterens to buy homes and start businesses.
Commercial agriculture characterized by integration of different steps in the food-processing industry, usually through ownership by large corporations.
Dr Benjamin Spock
Pediatrician and author of the Common Sense Book of Baby and Child Care (1946), which emphasized children's need for the love and care of full-time mothers
A trend wherein people moved from the northern and eastern states to the south and southwest region from Virginia to California.
Residential areas surrounding a city. Shops and businesses moved to suburbia as well as people.
First seen in New York, these projects were made up of thousands of look alike mass produced homes (think cookie cutter).
People born in the US between 1946 and 1964; this post-war era allowed for better education, employment, peace and prosperity - increasing higher rates of both marriage and fertility.
Harry S Truman
33rd president of the United States. He assumed the presidency at the death of FDR in 1945 and served until 1953. Under his leadership the United States saw the end of the Second World War with the dropping of the two atomic bombs on Japan. He also spearheaded succeeding containment policies.
"The Buck Stops Here"
President Truman made this statement. It essentially mean that "I am the ultimate responsible person in this organization."
Yalta Conference (1945)
Meeting between FDR, Winston Churchill, and Joseph Stalin to reach agreement on what to do with Germany after World War II. FDR looked sick and pale.
Bretton Woods Conference (1944)
More officially known as "The United Nations Monetary and Financial Conference" It was a gathering of 730 delegates from all 44 Allied nations at the Mount Washington Hotel, situated in Bretton Woods, New Hampshire, to regulate the international monetary and financial order after the conclusion of World War II.
International Monetary Fund
An international organization of 183 countries, established in 1947 with the goal of promoting cooperation and exchange between nations, and to aid the growth of international trade.
A specialized agency of the United Nations that makes loans to countries for economic development, trade promotion, and debt consolidation. Its formal name is the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development.