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100
This was a bland of the blues, country and popular music that emerged in the 1950s.
What is rock & roll?
100
This provided extended unemployment insurance and loans for college tuition and home purchases.
What is the G.I. Bill of Rights?
100
These are small communities built on the outskirts of larger cities.
What are suburbs?
100
This was the name of Harry Truman's economic program that called for national health insurance for all and crop subsidies for farmers.
What is the Fair Deal?
100
He became president when Franklin Roosevelt died.
Who is Harry Truman?
200
Most Americans were receiving their news from this type of mass media by 1960.
What is television?
200
This was the program of tearing down old, run-down housing in America's cities and constructing low-income housing in its place.
What is urban renewal?
200
Dr. Jonas Salk discovered a vaccine for this disease.
What is polio?
200
The post war economy was initially troubled by a rise in prices, which is called this.
What is inflation?
200
He was elected president in 1952 after serving as a popular general in WWII.
Who is Dwight D. Eisenhower?
300
This form of mass media introduced Cinemascope, a new wide-angle image and "Smell-O--Vision" in the 1950s to attract consumers.
What is the movie industry?
300
This was the policy in which the federal government stopped assistance to Native Americans and discontinued the reservation system.
What is termination?
300
If you liked to wear longer hair, wrote free verse poetry and liked to be different than the rest of the crowd in the 1950s, you were probably this.
What is a beatnik?
300
This is when a large corporation owns several smaller companies.
What is a conglomerate?
300
These were the Democrats who opposed Harry Truman on civil rights.
Who were the Dixiecrats?
400
Charlie Parker was a musician in this improvisational music genre.
What is jazz?
400
They were hired hands from Mexico who were recruited to farms in the United States, but were expected to return to Mexico after the growing season was done.
Who were braceros?
400
This is usually considered to be the last year of the Baby Boom.
What is 1964?
400
Buying a new, bling-bling, gold necklace to show off to your friends would be an example of this.
What is consumerism?
400
Harry Truman threatened to do this to coal miners and railroad workers who threatened to go on strike in 1946.
What is draft them?
500
The Ed Sullivan Show was an example of this type of television program.
What is a variety show?
500
He was a Mexican-American WWII veteran who was refused a proper burial in his hometown in Texas.
Who is Felix Longoria?
500
This vice president gave the famous "Checkers Speech" on television to defend himself and demonstrated a mastery of the new mass medium of television.
Who is Richard Nixon?
500
This 1956 law may have been the most important law affecting the American economy in the last century.
What is the Interstate Highway Act?
500
He ran for president as a Dixiecrat against Harry Truman in 1948.
Who is Strom Thurmond?
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