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U.S. 2 Civil Rights Test
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Rock n Roll
Beginning of Cold War
Increase of families moving to suburbs
1950's economy and technology
return to peacetime economy
rise of white collar jobs
During the 50's the economy was growing due to new techniques and an increase in technology
outlawed the closed shop, or the practice of forcing business owners to hire only union members. Allowed states to pass right-to-work laws, which outlawed union shops (shops requiring new workers to join the union). Prohibited featherbedding, or limiting work output in order to create more jobs. It also banned using union money to support political campaigns.
Truman vetoed the bill, but congress still passed the law
suburb population doubled compared to cities only growing by 10%
Reasons moving to suburbs: inexpensive homes, less crime and congestion, better life, and income tax deductions
home ownership rose from about 41% to 61%
Beginning of mass produced suburbs founded by Bill Levitt
American society more conformist rather than freethinking
Change in society
people used to judge themselves on their own values and esteem of their families
Now they are "...shallower, freer with his money, friendlier, more uncertain of himself and his values, more demanding of approval,"
By 1957 nearly 40 million tv sets had been sold, more than 80 percent of families owned at least one television.
The rise of TV affected the radio, Hollywood and even Poetry and Literature
TV show during the 1950s to represent the lifestyle of U.S. citizens
African American rock n roll artist who influenced the beatles
Influential rock n roll artsit
American actor and was in the film Rebel Without a Cause
Civil Rights Movement
Supreme Court rulings, massive protests by civil rights groups, and new federal legislation all combined to make racial segregation illegal in the United States.
Leader of the Montgomery bus boycott and was a pastor
focused on peace
Gave many speeches, and was a political activist
One of the most influential figures in American history
Was asked to move to the back of the bus and refused
This event began the fight for civil rights
Montgomery bus boycott
Lasted around a years time
Supreme court declared Alabama's laws requiring segregation on buses unconstitutional
March on Washington
250,000 demonstrators, African American and white, gathered near the Lincoln Memorial. They heard speeches and sang songs. Dr. King then delivered a powerful speech calling for freedom and equality for all Americans.
Civil rights act 1964
Title VII of the act outlawed job discrimination not only on the basis of race, color, religion, and national origin, but also on the basis of gender.
Teams of blacks and whites would board southbound buses
Met by angry white mobs, who would slit bus tires and throw rocks threw windows
Anniston firebomb thrown at bus
Birmingham people were beaten
Southern Christian Leadership Conference
The SCLC set out to eliminate segregation and to encourage African Americans to register to vote. Dr. King served as the SCLC's first president. The organization challenged segregation at voting booths and in public transportation, housing, and accommodations.
Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee
Made up of black and white college students
Wanted them to help blacks who faced violence when they attempted to vote
KKK attacked workers and Fannie Hamer evicted, arrested and beaten in jail for voting
Nation of Islam
Malcolm X key member
Preached black nationalism
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