Presentation on theme: "Chapter 36 Overview of Domestic Developments. GI Bill (1944) The Servicemen’s Readjustment Act benefits included: money for college or job training loans."— Presentation transcript:
Chapter 36 Overview of Domestic Developments
GI Bill (1944) The Servicemen’s Readjustment Act benefits included: money for college or job training loans for homes, farms, or businesses unemployment pay of $20 a week for up to a year assistance finding jobs
Taft-Hartley Act (1947) The Labor-Management Relations Act, commonly known as the Taft-Hartley Act, is a United States federal law that greatly restricts the activities and power of labor unions. The Act, still largely in effect, was passed over U.S. President Harry S. Truman, in Among other things, it outlawed the closed shop (union-only work place).
Migration to the Sunbelt
Levittown & Suburbanization Affordable, mass-produced housing How did rapid suburbanization affect the US?
Baby Boom Number of births in the United States, 1934 to present
The Second Red Scare
Federal Efforts to Eradicate Communism at Home Federal Employees Loyalty Program House Committee on Un-American Activities (HUAC) Senate investigation led by Joseph McCarthy
Truman Desegregates the Military Executive Order No on July : "It is hereby declared to be the policy of the President that there shall be equality of treatment and opportunity for all persons in the armed services without regard to race, color, religion, or national origin."
The Dixiecrats Mayor Hubert Humphrey of Minneapolis urging the Democratic party to adopt an anti-segregationist plank in its platform, which it did. Southern delegates walked out and formed the States’ Rights Dixiecrat Party and supported Strom Thurmond for the presidency instead of Truman.
Election of 1948
Don’t Believe What You Read in the Paper
The Fair Deal Announced in the 1949 State of the Union address. It was an ambitious program to improve housing, increase the minimum wage, extend social security, and increase support for farmers. Due to congressional opposition, little was accomplished.