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Unit 5: Chapter 20- The Postwar Years at Home: Terms: America Pathways to the Present 2005
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per capita income
The total national income divided by the number of people in the nation
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
A small electronic device used in a circuit as an amplifier or switch.
A cohort of individuals born in the United States between 1946 and 1964, which was just after World War II in a time of relative peace and prosperity. These conditions allowed for better education and job opportunities, encouraging high rates of both marriage and fertility.
GI Bill of Rights
Law Passed in 1944 to help returning veterans buy homes and pay for higher education
Rock and Roll
music that grew out of rhythm and blues and that became popular in the 1950s
In the 1950s, a person who criticized American society as apathetic and conformist
the social and economic transition from wartime to peacetime
Act that provides balance of power between union and management by designating certain union activities as unfair labor practices; also known as Labor-Management Relations Act (LMRA)
President Eisenhower's views. Claiming he was liberal toward people but conservative about spending money, he helped balance the federal budget and lower taxes without destroying existing social programs.
National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)
Independent agency for space exploration created in 1958.
National Defense Education Act
The act that was passed in response to Sputnik; it provided an opportunity and stimulus for college education for many Americans. It allocated funds for upgrading funds in the sciences, foreign language, guidance services, and teaching innovation.
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