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GI Bill Of Rights
Also known as Servicemen's Readjustment Act of 1944 gave money to veternas to study in colleges, universities, gave medical treatment, loans to buy a house or farm or start a new business
A subsidiary urban area surrounding and connected to the central city. Many are exclusively residential; others have their own commercial centers or shopping malls.
Harry S. Truman
The 33rd U.S. president, who succeeded Franklin D. Roosevelt upon Roosevelt's death in April 1945. Truman, who led the country through the last few months of World War II, is best known for making the controversial decision to use two atomic bombs against Japan in August 1945. After the war, Truman was crucial in the implementation of the Marshall Plan, which greatly accelerated Western Europe's economic recovery.
Southern democrats who left the party in 1948 in opposition to President Truman's civil rights platform.
Truman's extension of the New Deal that increased min wage, expanded Social Security, and constructed low-income housing
a group of diverse companies under common ownership and run as a single organization
a movement advocating greater protection of the interests of consumers
a statutory right or privilege granted to a person or group by a government (especially the rights of citizenship and the right to vote)
An increase in population by almost 30 million people. This spurred a growth in suburbs and three to four children families.
Dr. Jonas Salk
developer of a vaccine to prevent polio
the designing of products to wear out or to become outdated quickly so that people will feel a need to replace the possessions frequently
forms of communication, such as newspapers and radio, that reach millions of people
an independent governmeent agency that regulates interstate and international communications by radio and television and wire and cable and satellite
a social and artistic movement of the 1950's stressing unrestrained literary self expression and nonconformity with the mainstream culture
Rock 'n' Roll
became a popular music genre in the fifties with the introduction of Elvis Presley
a genre of popular music that originated in New Orleans around 1900 and developed through increasingly complex styles
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.
a Mexican laborer who worked in the United States on farms and railroads in order to ease labor shortages during World War II
1953 gov eliminated economic support for native americans, stopped reservation system, redistributed tribal support
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