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Post War U.S. & Civil Rights


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Demobilization
Process of standing down a nations armed forces from combat to ready status
Baby boomers
A person born during the demographic Post-WWII baby
Birth rate
The number of live births per 1,000 of population each year
GI Bill of Rights
a law that provided a range of benefits for returning World War II veterans (commonly referred to as G.I.s). Benefits included low-cost mortgages, low-interest loans to start a business, cash payments of tuition and li…
Interstate highway system
A network of freeways in the US. also called Dwight D. Eisenhower National highway system.
Suburbs
An outlying distinct of a city, especially a residential one
Women in the work Force
Earning wages and a salary are part of a modern phenomenon, on that developed at the same time as the growth of paid employment for men
John F Kennedy
A very famous US president during the Cold War. He was killed by a man with a gun in the 1960's.
Immigration
The action of coming to live permanently in foreign country.
Minimum Wage Law
Prohibits employers from hiring employees or worker for less a given hour, failing or monthly minimum wage.
Lyndon Johnson
36th President was elected because Kennedy got assassinated
Great Soceity
A domestic program in the administration of President Lyndon that instituted federally sponsored social welfare programs
(1896) Plessy vs Ferguson
Supreme Court case that upheld the rights of the states laws allowing racial segregation public and private schools, transportation, rail roads, and restaurants.
Brown vs. Broad of Education (1954 )
Supreme Court case in which it declared state laws establishing separate public schools for blacks and whites students unconstitutional.
Jackie Robinson
The first African American player in the major league of baseball. His actions helped to bring about other opportunities for African Americans.
Jim Crow Laws
Were racial laws enacted between 1876-1965 in US at state and local level.
Civil Rights Act (1964)
Outlawed major forms of discrimination against racial, ethnic, national, and religious minorities and women.
Black Panther
A member of a militant political organization set up the 1966 to fight for black rights
Congress of Racial Equality
(CORE) an organization by James Farmer in 1942 to work for racial equality
Freedom Riders
A person who challenged racial laws in the American South in 1960's
March on Washington
Was one of the largest political rallies for human rights in uS history and called for civil and scone ices rights for African Americans
Nation of Islam
Syncretic new religious movement founded in Detroit by Wallace D. Fard Muhammad in July 1930s.
National Urban League
Nonpartisan civil rights organization based in NYC that advocates on the behalf of African American and against racial discrimination.
Sit inns
A form protest in which showers occupy a place refusing to leave until their demands are met
Social activism
International action with the goal of bringing about the social change.
Southern Christian League Conferance
(SCLC) African American civil rights organization
Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC)
American Civl Rights movement in the 1960's and it's emerged a student meeting organized by Ella Baker.
Civil Rights Movement
To secure for African Americans equal access to and opportunities for the basic privileges and rights of a US citizen
Black Power Movement
Political slogan and a name for the violence associated ideologies aimed at achieving self determination for people of the black descendent.
Malcolm X
Militant civil rights leader
Martin Luther King
Charismatic civil rights leader and baptist minister who campaigned against serration against blacks
Rosa Parks
Civil rights leader which refused to give up her seat on the whites bus and thus created a civil rights movement.
Equal rights amendment (ERA)
A proposed amendment to the Constitution stating that civil rights may nit be denied on the basis of one's sex.
Affirmative act
Action or policy favoring those who to tend to suffer from Discrimantion, especially in relation to employement or education; positive discrimination.
American Indian Movement
(AIM)Native American advocacy group, founded in 1968. With an agenda that fluxes on spirituality, leadership, and sovereignty.
Gideon vs Wainwright (1963)
Supreme Court case that states courts are required under the sixth amendment to provide counsel in criminal cases.
Gray Panthers
Organization which was founded in 1970 by Maggie Kuhn in response to her forces retirement at sixty five.
Regents og the university of California vs Blake
Happened in 1978 court ruled unconstitutional for a university to use racial quotes.
United Farmer Workers(UFW)
Labor union created from the merging groups
Wounded knee (1973)
A creek in the South Dakota where US soldiers killed large number of Dakota's native Americans.
Roe vs Wadd (1973)
Supreme Court case that women had a constitutional right to have an abortion during the first three months of a pregnancy.
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