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Chapter 14 U.S. History Flashcards
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The Servicemen's Readjustment Act, popularly, and it further boosted the economy
Am agreement in which a company agrees to hire only Union members
Right - to - Work Laws
A law making it illegal to require employees to join a union
A practice of limiting work output in order to create more jobs
Do - Nothing Congress
Were it did not mention that both he and Congress had been very busy dealing with foreign policy matters
To set his program apart from the New Deal
Which meant balancing economic conservatism with some activism
Federal Highway Act
Is the largest public works program in American history that the congress responded to in 1956
A large company with expansions over seas
Is we're one person owns and runs one or more store from a chain
Is people had more money, to consume and there were money to buy houses right outside the city
Was one of the first new suburbs and it was planned by bill legit, and he built a lot of some looking houses in east of New York City
Is where these people didn't like conformity in American culture, and they harshly criticize American life
She was a writer who wrote on the road which was a car thief, and it was release in 1957
Many migrated to the cities, for job opportunities, however they were few opportunities and they paid bad, also black people were first to get fired, and they got paid half of what white people got paid. Racism also made it hard for black people to get medical care
Is mostly came to the United States from Mexico for the Bracero Program
Native Americans & Termination Policy
Termination policy was the planes for the government to stop recognizing Native American groups and instead destroy their culture by forcing them to assimilate with American culture and it just made them, even more poor
A lot of people moved out to go to cities and the people that were left behind were very poor because they were old people
During from (1913 - 1994) Was a Republican congressman from California whom Eisenhower chose as his vice presidential running mate in 1952. He was also part of the Kitchen Debate when fighting over with Kruschev.
Is Richard Nixon's family dog
wrote a book call The Other American that shows Americans that many people in America are poor and starving because they were disadvantaged in these people include single mothers, elderly, minorities, and people who live in the inner city.
Was a media stereotype prevalent throughout the 1950's to mid 1960's that displayed the more superficial aspects of the Beat Generation literary movement of the 1950's.
Is were 350,000 people Mexicans wanted to go the United States, and they got paid very little and there work days was long and hard.
Is a horrible disease which got infected by Franklin D. Roosevelt
We're he find a vaccine to fix Polio from someone getting it.
Was a Polish American medical researcher, best known for having developed an oral polio vaccine.
A temporary marked increase in the birth rate, especially the one following World War II.
Is were any of the Southern Democrats who seceded from the party in 1948 in opposition to its policy of extending civil rights.
A large company with expansions over seas.
Is we're one person owns and runs one or more store from a chain.
Physical labor jobs, like farming or builders, or factory workers.
Less physical jobs like sales and management.
Taft Hartley Act
This act outlawed closed shops meaning businesses couldn't be force to hire only Union members, also states could past right to work laws, meaning no union shops, which means new workers would not have to join a union. One last thing it prevented was featherbedding, or limiting work output, in order to create more jobs.
Right to Work
A new worker can't get force to join a Union.
Why the economy grew after WW2
People working on he farms were able to get machines , meaning less people worked in labor and got white colored jobs. Also corporations expanded over sees to get cheaper labor, which also allowed them, to get more competitive, which allow them to grow.
Radio in the 1950's
Television competed with Radio, and radio had to specialized in music, and the news in order to survive, and it actually got more popular in the 50's.
Corporate Employees in 1950's
Employees wanted to be the same, and conform so they don't want to stick out and be free thinking.
Was trying to fix the poor places in the cities like the slums
Women and work outside the home
Even though magazine and tv focused on being a house wife, women still went back to work in order to make more money, and one third of married women were part of the worked force.
Truman Legislative Agenda
Truman wanted civil rights for black people but southern democrats didn't want that, so they left and made their own party called the Dixiecrat. Also there were people who thought Truman had bad domestic policies, so they made the progressive party.
One new technology, was the transistor, which allowed for small radios and calculator. They also were able to vaccinate Polio. In terms of computers, the army started computers like ENIAC, to make military calculations.
Eisenhower's political stance
Dinamic conservatism, this means he was economically conservative, but also he had some activism.
21 Quiz game show scandal
Charles Van Doren won one hundred and 129,000 dollars on the show, however he got caught cheating and then after that, a lot of quiz show stopped being on tv.
After Roosevelt died, he became president and finished the war by leading two atomic bombs to Japan, and during the post war, he wanted civil rights for black people, and he wanted to made the Legislative Agenda were he wanted to accomplish to continue the efforts of the New Deal.
Dwight D. Eisenhower
He decided to run as the Republican nominee for president in 1952. He was Ike as president and had two favorite phrases such as "Middle of the road" which describe political beliefs, which fell midway between conservative and liberal, and he was also referred to the notion of "dynamic conservatism", which meant balancing economic conservatism with some activism.
He was a disco man in 1951 at a record store in downtown Cleaveland, Ohio, that white teenagers buying African American rhythm and blue records and dancing to the music in the store.
James Storm Thurmond
was an American politician who served for 48 years as a United States Senator from South Carolina.
He is an artist that grew it out of African American rhythms, and sounds that was really popular with the peoples.
In 1956 teenagers found their rock n roll hero such as Elvis Presley, who had been born in rural Mississippi and grown up poor in Memphis, Tennessee, eventually claimed the title of "King of Rock n Roll".
is a Bahamian-American actor, film director, author and diplomat.
is an American poet and one of the leading figures of both the Beat Generation of the 1950s and the counterculture that soon would follow.
He is a doctor, who created a vaccine for Polio
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