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24 Cards in this Set

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The process of the allies capturing island after island as they advanced toward Japan in World War II.
Minimum Wage
The lowest pay a worker can receive by law.
Consumer Goods
A product made for personal use.
The many workers and groups needed to run government programs.
Air transportation.
A community or neighborhood that lies outside a city.
Assembly Line
A system of mass production in which parts of a product, such as a car, are put together as they move past a line of workers.
Installment Buying
Paying a small part of the purchase price for an item, taking it home, and paying the remaining cost on a schedule.
A battle line.
A social and economic system in which all industries, land, and businesses are owned by a government.
Concentration Camp
A guarded camp where prisoners are held.
D Day
June 6, 1944, the day the World War II Allies worked together in the largest water-to-land invasion in history.
The murder of more than six million Jews in concentration camps during World War II.
to sort
A period of time in which there is little money and little economic growth.
Free World
The United States and its allies who worked together to fight communism.
Cold War
A war fought with propaganda and money rather than with soldiers and weapons.
Commercial industry
An industry run to make a profit
Stock Market
A place where people can buy and sell stocks, or shares in businesses.
A kind of music that grew out of the African American musical heritage.
The number of workers without jobs.
Relocation Camps
Prisonlike camps in which Japanese Americans were held after the bombing of Pearl Harbour in 1941.
Hydroelectric dams
A dam that uses stored water to generate electricity.
Limiting what people can buy.