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WARSAW PACT
Military alliance between Soviet Union and the nations of East Europe. To counter act NATO
TAFT HARTLEY ACT
Pro-business, a Federal law of 1947 whose purpose was to reduce the power of the labor unions
AUTOMATION
A method of manufacturing in which special machines control the operations of other machines, thereby reducing the amount of human labor involved in the production process.
MIGRANT WORKERS
Farm workers who move, or migrate, from one place to another to harvest seasonal crops.
BLACK MUSLIMS
African American followers of Islam...involved in the Civil Rights Movement of 1960's
PRICE CONTROLS
A policy in which government officials establish price levels for different products in order to avoid extreme inflation.
BLACK PANTHERS
A revolutionary group of African Americans who believed in violent methods for remedying racial injustice
CIVIL RIGHTS ACT OF 1964
Federal law declaring discrimination on the basis of race and sex to be illegal...public facilities opened..greater job opportunities
SUBURBS
Communities outside a major city but near enough to the city for residents to travel to and from city workplaces.
BI PARTISANSHIP
Both political parties (Democrats and Republics) support the president's policies
CIVIL DISOBEDINCE
The strategy of purposely disobeying laws that are considered to be unjust...immoral.
DISCRIMINATION
The practice of favoring one group in the population while blocking or restricting another group.
DESEGREGATION
To end the practice of racial segregation in schools, restaurants, and other public places.
BABY BOOMERS
Children born post World War II. 1946-1964
BROWN VS BOARD OF EDUCATION OF TOPEKA
A supreme court case of 1954 in which racially segregated schools were declared unconstitutional. The beginning of the end to Jim Crow
CIVIL RIGHTS LAWS
laws to enforce the right of African Americans, other minorities, and women to vote and to have equal access to public faciliites
ENGEL VS VITALE
A U.S. Supreme Court case of 1962 that declared unconstitutional the reciting of an official prayer in the public school
CONSERVATIVE
A person who believes that the Federal government's role in the economy should be kept to a minimum...slower to change their ideas.
LIBERAL
A person who believes that the Federal government should intervene in the economy and give assistance to people in need...provide a safety net. when dealing with society.
DE FACTO SEGREGATION
Racial segregation that results from two races living in different neighborhoods rather than from laws requiring segregation.
MC CARTHYISM
Red scare of 1950s, the practice of recklessly accusing someone of supporting or belonging to the Communist party.