By: Asha Ritchie

The Inner Cities

From 1959 to 2000, the poverty line of the Inner Cities had grown from $2,973 to $17,601. Many Americans living in suburban areas had troubles believing that poverty had begun to grow. Soon, people weren't able to pay for their food, clothes, and houses. This was a very low point in many American lives, and it made it harder for people to keep themselves together. Many people would get sick and because they were homeless, they wouldn't heal faster, which mad it harder for them to apply for and get a job.

Termination Policy

The Termination Policy was made in the late 1950s. It eliminated federal economic support, discontinued the reservation system, and distributed tribal lands among individual Native Americans. In response to this policy, The Bureau of Indian Affairs began a voluntary relocation program to help Native Americans resettle in cities. The Termination Policy was a failure. Although 35,000 Native Americans were relocated to urban areas during the 1950s, they were often unable to find jobs in their new locations because they didn't have very good training. They were also left without access to medical care when federal programs were abolished. In 1963, the Termination policy was abandoned.