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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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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


CITY TO

SUBURB

POPULATION SHIFT


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


1948 Election

Civil Rights is key issue for Democrats

Southern Democrats

Strom Thurmond

1956-2003

DIXIECRATS


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


Eisenhower wins

Nixon is vice pres.

Checkers

1952 ELECTION


Brown v. Board of Education

Rosa Parks


Did not believe a federal law was necessary

The ENFORCER

Eisenhower and Civil Rights


Alaska and Hawaii become states under Eisenhower


SWITCH from BLUE COLLAR to WHITE COLLAR JOBS


AT&T

General Electric

AOL/Time Warner

Walt Disney

Sony

CONGLOMERATE


McDonald’s

A company that offers similar products and service at many locations

McDonald’s

FRANCHISE


SOCIAL CONFORMITY


MADE POSSIBLE BY

New highways

Gasoline

automobiles

COMMUTING


WONDERFUL

DREAM HOME

SINGLE FAMILY HOME

GOOD SCHOOLS

SAFE

WHITE PICKET FENCE

SUBURBAN LIFE


THE BABY BOOM


Jonas Salk

Polio

vaccine


WOMEN OF THE 1950S


AUTOMANIA


Easier trucking

Towns grew

Vacations

Shopping centers grew

Industries moved away from cities

INTERSTATE HIGHWAY ACT


PLANNED OBSOLESCENCE


CREDIT - ADVERTISEMENTS


MASS MEDIAFCC


ENTERTAINMENTMOVIES AND TV

TV Guide TV dinners

Stereotypes and Fads

Smellovision


B

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M

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V

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ALAN FREED AND ROCK & ROLL


AFRICAN AMERICANS AND POP CULTURE

The Story About Ruby Valentine


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


BRACERO PROGRAMLONGORIA INCIDENT


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

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