The First and Most Famous Suburban Developments were built by Bill Levitt He named his planned communities Levittown
Segregation The act or practice of separating or isolating
De Jure Segregation The practice of segregation that has the force of law Many businesses in the South were segregated legally, that is, blacks were not legally allowed in some establishments Remember it like this “jure” sounds like jury, which meets in a courtroom where attorney practice law
De Facto Segregation The practice of segregation that is not mandated by law, but happens in reality Remember it like this: “facto” sounds like fact…this type of segregation doesn’t happen because of the law but it is still a fact
Redlining The practice of refusing to lend to people that lived in certain areas Usually this meant predominantly minority neighborhoods
HUAC House Un-American Activities Committee Millions of Americans were forced to testify before the HUAC to answer for their political beliefs Hollywood actors and writers, athletes, scientists, teachers, and union workers were among the many who were forced to testify Often appearances compelled by little more than rumors
Joseph McCarthy Fervently anti-communist Republican Senator from Wisconsin Became famous by claiming to have a list of “members of the Communist party and other communist sympathizers” who were working in the highest levels of the American government His willingness to compel people to testify with only the thinnest of evidence became known as “McCarthyism”
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