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Basic Post WWII Stuff
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GI Bill of Rights
A.K.A. the Readjustment Act, a 1944 law that provided educational and financial benefits for WWII veterans.
a residential town or community near a city.
Harry S. Truman
Vice president to F.D.R. and the 33rd President of the United States (1945-1953). He authorized the use of the atomic bomb against Japan (1945).
one of the Southern Deomcrats who, to protest president Truman's civil rights policy, walked out of the 1948 Democratic National Convention and formed the States' Rights Democratic Party.
President Harry S. Truman's economic program- an extension of president Franklin Roosevelt's New Deal - which included measures to increase minimum wage, to extend social security coverage, and to provide housing for low-income families.
a major corporation that owns a number of smaller companies in unrelated business.
a buusiness that has bought the right to use a parent company's name and methods, thus becoming one of a number of similar businesses in various locations.
the sharp increase in the U.S. birthrate following WWII.
Dr. Jonas Salk
Developed the vaccine for Polio (Poliomyelitis)
preoccupation with the purchasing of material goods.
the designing of products to wear out or to become outdated quickly, so that people will feel a need to replace their possessions frequently.
means of communication that reach large audiences
Federal Communications Commision (FCC)
n. an agency that regulates U.S. communications industries, including radio and television broadcasting.
a social and artistic movement of the 1950s, stressing unrestrained literary self-expression and nonconformity with the mainstream culture.
rock 'n' roll
a form of American popular music that evolved in the 1950s out of rhythm and blues, country, jazz, gospel, and pop; the American musical form characterized by heavy rhythms and simple melodies which has spread worldwide having significant impacts on social dancing, clothing fashions, and expressions of protest.
a style of music characterized by the use of improvisation.
the tearing down and replacing of buildings in rundown inner-city neighborhoods.
a Mexican laborer allowed to enter the United States to work for a limited period of time during World War II.
the U.S. government's plan, announced in 1953, to give up responsibility for Native American tribes by eliminating federal economic support, discontinuing the reservation system, and redistributing tribal lands.
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