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13 Cards in this Set

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Per Capita Income
Annual avergae income per person.
Corporation made up of three or more unrelated buisnesses.
A business that contracts wiht a large parent company to offer certain goods and services.
A tiny circut device invented in 1947 that amplifies, controls, and generates electric signals.
Baby Boom
Dramatic increase in birthrate, especially in the years following World War II.
GI Bill of Rights
Law passed in 1944 to help returning veterans buy homes and pay for higher education.
Music popular in the 1950s that grew out of rhythm and blues.
In the 1950s, a person who criticized American society as apathetic and conformist.
The social and economic transition from wartime to peacetime.
Taft-Hartley Act
Law passed by congress in 1947 that allowed the president to declare an 80 day cooling off period when strikes impacted industries that affected the national intrest, and required strikers to return to work while the government conducted a study of the situation.
Modern Republicanism
President Eisenhower's approach to government, described as "conservative when it comes to money, liberal when it comes to human beings."
National Aeronautics and Space Administration(NASA)
Created in 1958 by the United States government as an independent agency for space exploration.
National Defense Education Act
1958 measure designed to improve science and mathematics instruction in schools.