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  • 1. IN A LAND OF PLENTY CONTENTMENT AND DISCORD, 1945–1960 Chapter 25
  • 2. CHAPTER TWENTY FIVE: IN A LAND OF PLENTY: CONTENTMENT AND DISCORD, 1945-1960
    • Securing the New Deal Legacy
    • A Middle-class America
    • Popular Culture in the Fifties
    • Freedom Now: The Civil Rights Movement
  • 3. Securing the New Deal Legacy
      • The Labor Movement Curtailed
      • Presidential Agendas: Truman and Eisenhower
  • 4. The Labor Movement Curtailed
    • Taft-Hartley Act (1947) - Law that abolished the closed shop, banned so-called sympathy boycotts, and required that all union officers sign affidavits certifying that they were not members of the Communist Party.
  • 5. Presidential Agendas: Truman and Eisenhower
    • Fair Deal - Truman’s proposals for national health care, public housing, education, and public works projects.
    • Military-Industrial Complex - Eisenhower’s term for the close ties between the defense industry and the Pentagon that might influence government policy.
  • 6. The Move to the Suburbs
    • Levittowns - Planned suburban communities where developers standardized every part of the construction process.
    • Baby Boom Generation - The 76.4 million Americans born between 1946 and 1964.
  • 7. Separate and Unequal: Challenging Segregated Schools
    • Brown v. Board of Education - Supreme Court decision that segregated schools violated the equal protection clause of the Fourteenth Amendment.
  • 8. Montgomery Bus Boycott, 1955
    • Montgomery Bus Boycott - A year-long bus boycott that brought a new leader, Martin Luther King Jr., and a new strategy of nonviolent protest to the forefront of the Civil Rights Movement.
  • 9. Montgomery Bus Boycott, 1955
    • Southern Christian Leadership Council - Civil rights organization founded by Martin Luther King Jr. that used black churches to devise a new nonviolent strategy of direct action.
  • 10. The Little Rock Nine, 1957
    • Little Rock Nine - Nine black teenagers who integrated Central High School in Little Rock, Arkansas, in 1957 and became the focus of a national crisis that required the intervention of federal troops to resolve.
  • 11. The Sit-ins
    • Sit-Ins - Nonviolent demonstrations where civil rights protesters employed the tactic of civil disobedience to occupy seats at whites-only lunch counters.
    • Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) - Student-run civil rights organization founded in 1960.
  • 12. The Sit-ins
    • Civil Disobedience - A strategy of nonviolence used by demonstrators to protest a law or a policy considered unjust.