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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
CHAPTER 19 THE POST WAR BOOM THE NIFTY FIFTIES


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


Assembly line homes

Levittown

ASSEMBLY LINE HOMES


Population shift

CITY TO

SUBURB

POPULATION SHIFT


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



Eisenhower and civil rights

Did not believe a federal law was necessary

The ENFORCER

Eisenhower and Civil Rights



Switch from blue collar to white collar jobs
SWITCH from BLUE COLLAR to WHITE COLLAR JOBS


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


The baby boom
THE BABY BOOM


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


B

E

A

T

M

O

V

E

M

E

N

T


Alan freed and rock roll
ALAN FREED AND ROCK & ROLL


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


Bracero program longoria incident
BRACERO PROGRAMLONGORIA INCIDENT


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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