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Chapter 14 Vocabulary
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GI Bill, boosted the economy. Provided funds to help veterans establish businesses, buy homes, attend college.
Serviceman's Readjustment Act
a law that restricted the power of labor unions
Taft Hartley Act
Expand Social Security Benefits
Raise Minimum Wage
More Public Housing
Full employment helped by federal spending and investment
National Health Insurance
Truman's Legislative Agenda
Protect the Black vote
Abolish poll taxes
Made Lynching a federal crime
Executive Order barring discrimination in federal employment ending segregation in armed forces.
Civil Rights Bill
Ran for Democratic President in 1948. Southern Democrats angry at Truman's support for the Dixiecrat Party
Ran for Republican President in 1948. The NY Governor seemed unbeatable.
Truman traveled 20,000 miles by train, gave 200 speeches. Blamed Congress for shooting down his suggestions. Not all true - Greece/Turkey/Marshall Plan ; Department of Defense, NSC, CIA.
Do Nothing Congress
An economic extension of the New Deal proposed by Harry Truman that called for higher minimum wage, housing and full employment. It led only to the Housing Act of 1949 and the Social Security Act of 1950 due to opposition in congress.
1950 US at war with Korea. Truman does not run. WWII hero vs. Adlai Stevenson. "Ike" promised to end the Korean War.
Eisenhower's philosophy of being liberal in all things human and being conservative with all things fiscal. Appealed to both Republicans and Democrats.
An economy in which there are as many or more goods available as there are people who want to or have the means to buy them
Economy of abundance
middle class; new mass produced housing that few up around cities in the 1950's like Levittown, NY. 1947-1951 - families rushed to buy inexpensive homes. Suburb population 2x while city population increased 10%
US birthrate exploded after WWII from 1945 - 1961 more than 65 million children were born in the US.
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