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Urban Problems and 1950s Political Activism

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Mandy Niesen

on 16 April 2010

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Transcript of Urban Problems and 1950s Political Activism

Urban Problems and 1950s Political Activism Braceros mexican workers allowed in the U.S. to help harvest crops, after the labor shortage during WWII the only problem was that after their employment workers did not return to Mexico and thousands of other Mexicans illegally entered the U.S. to escape poor economic conditions in Mexico. Urban Renewal Solution for African American, Native Americans, and Latinos living in city slums. National Housing Act of 1949
-Provided a decent home and a suitable living environment for every American family.
- tearing down run-down neighborhoods and building low- income housing. Not all worked and was sometimes called "Urban Removal" The Longoria Incident White Flights In the 1950s millions of white middle-class Americans left the city for life in the suburbs. Taking economic resources and isolating themselves from other races and classes. Native Americans Termination policy (1953)
the federal gov. gave up responsibility for Native American tribes. It was a failure and in 1963 the policy was abandoned. Eliminated federal economic support, discontinued
the reservations, and distributed tribal lands among individual Native Americans.
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