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CHAPTER 19 THE POST WAR BOOM THE NIFTY FIFTIES. Outlawed closed shops. The practice of businesses hiring only union members Businesses had to be “open shops”. TAFT-HARTLEY ACT. Helped WW II veterans College Home Business. GI BILL. Levittown . ASSEMBLY LINE HOMES.

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taft hartley act
Outlawed closed shops.

The practice of businesses hiring only union members

Businesses had to be “open shops”

TAFT-HARTLEY ACT
gi bill
Helped WW II veterans

College

Home

Business

GI BILL
truman
LABOR STRIKES

Were a problem

Threatened to draft them

INTEGRATION

Supported civil rights

Pushed congress to pass laws – they would not

Executive order

Integrate the armed forces

TRUMAN
dixiecrats
1948 Election

Civil Rights is key issue for Democrats

Southern Democrats

Strom Thurmond

1956-2003

DIXIECRATS
truman s fair deal
Introduced as an extension of the New Deal

Crop Subsidy

Nation wide health insurance

Raise minimum wage

Extended social security

Flood control and irrigation projects

TRUMAN’S FAIR DEAL
1952 election
Eisenhower wins

Nixon is vice pres.

Checkers

1952 ELECTION
conglomerate
AT&T

General Electric

AOL/Time Warner

Walt Disney

Sony

CONGLOMERATE
franchise
McDonald’s

A company that offers similar products and service at many locations

McDonald’s

FRANCHISE
commuting
MADE POSSIBLE BY

New highways

Gasoline

automobiles

COMMUTING
suburban life
WONDERFUL

DREAM HOME

SINGLE FAMILY HOME

GOOD SCHOOLS

SAFE

WHITE PICKET FENCE

SUBURBAN LIFE
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Jonas Salk

Polio

vaccine

interstate highway act
Easier trucking

Towns grew

Vacations

Shopping centers grew

Industries moved away from cities

INTERSTATE HIGHWAY ACT
entertainment movies and tv
ENTERTAINMENTMOVIES AND TV

TV Guide TV dinners

Stereotypes and Fads

Smellovision

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B

E

A

T

M

O

V

E

M

E

N

T

african americans and pop culture
AFRICAN AMERICANS AND POP CULTURE

The Story About Ruby Valentine

white flight
Many White Americans left cities and went to suburbs

Less people in the cities – less money for services so the cities began to decline

White Flight
termination policy
Change of policy of dealing with Native Americans

Eisenhower put policy in place

Withdrew federal aid from Native Americans

It lasted 10 years and was a failure

TERMINATION POLICY
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