Presentation on theme: "» Because food, clothing, weapons & other supplies were needed for the war, businesses made money again. » Texas produced airplanes & warships as well."— Presentation transcript:
» Because food, clothing, weapons & other supplies were needed for the war, businesses made money again. » Texas produced airplanes & warships as well as the oil that fueled them. » WWII ended the Great Depression.
» With the rapid growth of Texas industries during WWII, Texas was able to pay its $42 million debt from the Great Depression.
» African Americans & Mexican Americans fought for the U.S. in WWII. » Once they returned home, they fought for the equal rights they felt they earned.
» In 1948, the GI Forum was founded by Dr. Hector Garcia to help Mexican American veterans to obtain an education, health care & low-cost home loans.
» In 1948, the GI Forum & the League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC) won a federal case ending segregation of Hispanic children in schools.
» U.S. President Lyndon B. Johnson pushed for the passage of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, which made it illegal for restaurants, hospitals & other public places to discriminate against people based on their race.
» In the 1960s, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) space program made Houston, Texas its home & provided thousands of jobs. » In 1969, NASA guided the Apollo 11 astronauts to land on the moon.
» Evangelical: The teaching of the Christian religion. » In the late 1970s & 1980s, the Evangelical Movement saw religious leaders becoming involved in politics. » The Republican Party was supported by Evangelical voters.
» Real Estate: The buying & selling of land and homes » 1970s: When unemployment was low, real estate was in demand & building expanded. » 1980s: Demand decreased due to an energy crisis » 1990s: Economy improved & so did demand