The Other America: Politics

1944- GI Bill of Rights

  • GI Bill of Rights- Encouraged veterans to get an education by paying part of their tuition, it guaranteed veterans a years worth of unemployment benefits while while job hunting, also offered low interest, federally guaranteed loans.
  • Millions of young families used these benefits to buy homes and farms or to establish small business.

1953-Termination Policy

  • Termination Policy- eliminated federal economic support, discontinued the reservation system, and distributed tribal lands among individual native Americans.
  • In response to the termination policy, the Bureau of Indian Affairs Began a voluntary relocation program to help Native Americans resettle in cities.