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GI Bill of Rights

free college
years worth of paid unemployment benefits
low interest loans

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William Levitt

housing developer - mass production
built a home every 16 minutes
less then $7,000
Levittowns

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housing shortage congress

financial support

4

OPA and wartime regulation controls

prices
wages
rents

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Truman

defeats Dewey in 1948
democrat
republicans dominate after his time in office

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what was the economy like after WWII

booming
largest economy in world
money to spend
created new jobs

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labor strikes

Truman threatened to draft strikers into military and to take control of the railroads

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Truman and racial discrimination

Commission on Civil Rights
integration of military
ended discrimination in gov employees
eliminated poll tax

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suburbia

people leaving major cities and went to suburbs for safe, healthy, environment

10

baby boom

birth every 7 seconds
largest generation
Dr Spock

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Eisenhower

created interstate system for war

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consumerism

new products made
purchases on credit
throw away society

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planned obsolescence

build things to last for short time

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doughnut development

inner city decay

15

golden age

rapid expansion of media

16

popular tv shows

i love lucy
bonanza

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Beats movement

Beatnicks
rebellious kids

18

two beatniks

Jack Karawack
Alan Grisberg

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Radio

more local broadcasting
rock and roll

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movies

created more interest
3D

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Alan Freed

rock and roll founder

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popular rock and roll artists

Chuck Berry
Bill Haley
Elvis

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where was rock and roll founded

Cleveland, Ohio

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urban renewal

national housing act
rebuild decaying cities (hub)
poor people moved to ghetto

25

Longoria Incident

no funeral for mexican american soldier

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GI Forum

against discrimination in military

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BIA

bureau of Indian Affairs
relocate native american to cities
most end up in welfare