Chapter 19-(Post WWII Domestic 1945-1950's)
Terms, people, and ideas associated with the study of U.S. domestic history from 1945-1950's.
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Provided for college or vocational training for returning WWII veterans as well as one year of unemployment compensation. Also provided for loans for returning veterans to buy homes and start businesses.
a residential district located on the outskirts of a city
Harry S. Truman
vice president who became president when FDR died in April 1945; he was narrowly re-elected in 1948;created a Fair Deal program to carry on the New Deal's domestic agenda; ordered racial integration of U.S. military
Southern democrats who left the party in 1948 in opposition to President Truman's civil rights platform.
Truman's extension of the New Deal that increased min wage, expanded Social Security, and constructed low-income housing
Do Nothing Congress
a name Truman called the Republican congress during the 1948 election for refusing to enact his legislative agenda.
a group of diverse companies under common ownership and run as a single organization
a business established or operated under an authorization to sell or distribute a company's goods or services in a particular area
Dwight D. Eisenhower
34th U.S. President. 1953-1961. Republican
the rapid population increase that took place between 1945 and 1960
Dr. Jonas Salk
American biologist and physician best known for the research and development of a killed-virus polio vaccine, the eponymous Salk vaccine.
the theory that an increasing consumption of goods is economically beneficial
the practice of modifying products so those that have already been sold become obsolete before they actually need replacement
a social and artistic movement of the 1950's stressing unrestrained literary self expression and nonconformity with the mainstream culture
In the 1950s, a person who criticized American society as apathetic and conformist
United States writer who was a leading figure of the beat generation; wrote "On The Road" (1922-1969)
musical style based on rhythm and blues that became popular in the 1950s
United States rock singer whose many hit records and flamboyant style greatly influenced American popular music (1935-1977)