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Chapter 19 Vocab Post War America
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GI Bill of Rights
1944 congress passed this to give veterans a year's worth of unemployment benefits while job hunting. Plus, low interests federally guaranteed loans.
homes in small residential communities surrounding cities for less than $7,000
Harry S. Truman
Became president when FDR died; gave the order to drop the atomic bomb
Southern Democrats who formed the States' Rights Democratic Party and nominated Gov J. Strom Thurmond for president.
Truman's extension of the New Deal that included proposals for a nationwide system of compulsory health insurance and crop subsidy system to provide steady income for farmers. Both measures were defeated.
A major corporation that includes a number of small companies in unrelated industries
a company that offers similar products or services in many locations
population boom after soldiers came back from WWII from 1940 to 1960
Dr. Jonas Salk
developed a vaccine for polio
buying material goods
manufacturers purposely designed products to wear out over time so that consumers would buy more
means of communication that reach large audiences
Federal Communications Commission (FCC)
government agency that regulates and licenses television
expressed the social and literary nonconformity of artists, poets, and writers
rock 'n' roll
music that is black and white. Music that is american. grew out of rhythm and blues and country and pop.
style of music characterized by improvisation.
Program in which cities identify blighted inner-city neighborhoods, acquire the properties from private members, relocate the residents and businesses, clear the site, build new roads and utilities, and turn the land over to private developers.
hired hands were allowed into the US to harvest crops in 1942
1953 gov eliminated economic support for native americans, stopped reservation system, redistributed tribal support.
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