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Ch. 19 US History
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GI Bill Of Rights
to help ease veterans return to civilian life congress passed servicemen's readjustment act or the encoring veterans to get an education by paying part of their tuition .
offered homes in small residential communities surrounding cities called suburbs for less than $7,000.
Harry S. Truman
suddenly became president after Franklin D. Roosevelt death in 1945.
formed the States rights Democratic Party and nominated their own presidential candidate.
an extension of Roosevelt New Deal included proposals for a nationwide system of compulsory health insurance and a crop subsidy system to provide a steady income for farmers.
some of these corporations continued expanding by forming conglomerates.
is a company that offers similar products or services in many locations.
As soldiers returned from World War 2 and settled into family life they contributed to an unprecedented population explosion known as the baby boom.
Dr. Jonas Salk
developed a vaccine for the crippling disease poliomyelitis.
buying material goods , came to be equated with success.
In addition to creating new product manufacturers began using marketing strategy called planned obsolescence
means of communication that reach large audiences -- television developed with lighting speed.
Federal Communications Commission (FCC)
the government agency that regulated and license television telephone and other communications .
expressed the social and literary nonconformity of artists poets and writers.
rock 'n' roll
a name that has come to mean music that both black and white music that is American.
Musicians like Miles Davis , Sonny Rollins , Charlie Parker played a style of music characterized by the use of improvisation.
One proposed solution to the housing problem in inner cities was urban renewal.
when the United States entered World War 2 , the shortage of agricultural laborers spurred the federal government to initiate in 1942 a program in which Mexican braceros or hired hands were allowed into the United States to harvest crops.
eliminated federal economic support discontinued the reservation system.
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