Politics

Termination Policy

In 1953 the federal government of the United States decided that they were not going to take responsible for the Native American Tribes. They created a Termination Policy, which eliminated federal economic support, discontinued the reservation system and distributed tribal lands among individual Native Americans. In response of this policy, the Bureau of Indian Affairs began a voluntary program to help the Native Americans settle in cities. In the end, this policy was very unsuccessful because the Natives still could not find jobs in their new location. They had poor training and was discriminated against because of their race. The significance of the Termination Policy was not helpful to the Native's lives and later in 1963, the termination policy was abandoned.

National Housing act

In 1949 the National Housing Act was passed by Harry Truman to provide a decent home and suitable living environment for every American family. His reason was, that he found that five million families are still living in "slums" and "firetraps", and three million families share their homes with others. As a result of this act, the government tore down neighborhoods to replace them with better, in-come housing. This act was important because it was responsible for shaping the growth of American cities in the post-war era.