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1

During the 1950s, income rises and allows for many Americans to become ____

home owners in the Suburbs

2

During the 1950s, the fastest growing industry is ____.

Advertising of products for sale

3

These large companies invest heavily in overseas regions and are called ____

Multinational Corporations

4

The practice of slowing work in order to create more jobs by unions is called ____

Featherbedding

5

The St.Lawrence Seaway increases trade on the ____

Great Lakes

6

The book that described the clash between the poor and well off during the 1950s is ____

The Affluent Society by Galbraith

7

During the 1950s, many _____ stayed home and kept clean houses

women

8

This was one of the first nearly all white suburbs.

Levittown, NY

9

This region was very impoverished area, primarily in West Virginia.

Appalachia

10

Many Mexicans came to the United States during the decades of the 1940s, 1950s, and 1960s with the ____ program as farm laborers.

Bracero Program

11

These Americans were ranks among the poorest of all Americans.

Native American Indians

12

He wrote The Other America of people who lived below the poverty line such as regions including inner cities and Appalachia

Harrington

13

This described cultural differences between parents and children during the 1950s.

Generation Gap

14

He led the beginnings of popular Rock-n-Roll music in America.

Elvis Presley

15

This media gain importance for entertainment during the 1950s.

Television

16

He was a cultural rebel who led the Beat movement during the 1950s.

Jack Kerouac

17

He claimed to have won the 1948 election even though he lost to Harry Truman.

Thomas Dewey, Republican

18

This was Harry Truman's economic policy

Fair Deal

19

In 1952, Harry Truman does not run for president because his popularity was so low as a result of _____

The Korean War

20

Eisenhower's most substantial economic building program was called ___

Federal Highway Act

21

He was Eisenhower's Vice President

Richard Nixon

22

This was the Anti-Union law passed by Congress in 1948.

Taft-Hartely Act

23

These two men developed a vaccine against Polio in the 1950s.

Salk and Sabin

24

This new invention made electronics miniturized

transistors

25

This was an early computer

ENIAC

26

Harry Truman wins the presidency in 1948 thanks to the support of _____

farmers, African Americans, and Labor Unions