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Chapter 27- The Postwar Boom
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GI Bill of Rights
The Servicemen's Readjustment Act: law that provided financial and educational benefits for WW2 veterans.
a residential town or community near a city.
33 president. FDR's vice president
southern Democrats who opposed Truman's position on civil rights. They caused a split in the Democratic party.
Truman's extension of the New Deal that increased minimum wage, expanded Social Security, and constructed low-income housing
a major corporation that includes a number of smaller companies in unrelated industries.
a company that offers similar products or services in many locations.
a sharp increase in the U.S. birthrate following WW2
Dr. Jonas Salk
developed vaccine to help prevent polio
buying material goods.
company planning on their product to fall apart or fail so people buy new ones
communication that reaches large audiences
Federal Communications Commission (FCC)
An independent federal agency that regulates interstate and international communication by radio, television, telephone, telegraph, cable, and satellite.
expressed the social and literary nonconformity of artists and poets.
lived nonconformist lives and cared little for material goods.
rock n roll
a form of popular music characterized by heavy rhythms and simple melodies.
the tearing down and replacing of buildings in rundown inner city neighborhoods.
a mexican laborer allowed to enter the U.S. for a limited period of time.
eliminated federal economic support, discontinued the reservation system, and distributed tribal lands of the Native Americans.
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