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Urbanization

  image: https://www.flickr.com/photos/147607961@N02/33562688071/in/dateposted-public/   Urbanization means to the move from rural to urban areas. A study from the United Nations projected that more than half of the world population would move to urban area by 2008. One reason for people to move from rural to urban areas is because they are looking for more opportunities...

Suburbanization

Surbanization is the growth of the suburban area, including the creation of transportation tools by building the roads for people traveling to the city for working and back home. The Surbanization increases the numbers of household and leads to the creation of  Federal Housing Administration (FHA) that people can more easily to get loads...

The Great Migration

The first Great Migration, African American moving from the South to North, is on 1910-1940 and the second one is on 1940-1970. The Great Migration is one of the biggest movement in the US history. There are many reasons cause The Great Migration to happen such as the segregation laws on African American are...

American Ghetto

  GHETTO AMERICA. Digital image. GHETTO AMERICA. N.p., 14 June 2009. Web. 19 Mar. 2017.   The origin of this word was in Venice and it was used to describe areas of a city were Jews not allowed and segregated. A definition of the word ghetto in the United States is a community that...

G.I Bill

G.I. Bill. Digital image. Doing Something Right for the Veterans: The GI Bill of Rights. Oregon State Archives, n.d. Web.   The G.I Bill also known as the Servicemen’s Readjustment Act of 1944, was a law created to provide benefits to veterans who were returning from WWII. The law was created by the American...

Federal Housing Administration (FHA)

Photo courtesy of 401(K) 2012. Established in 1934 through the National Housing Act the FHA’s primary purpose is to ensure banks that mortgages made to private citizens will be paid in part should the loan be defaulted on. In theory the FHA was meant to expand the housing market by improving the bank’s confidence...

Blighted Lands

Photo courtesy of Samuel Kenyon. A blighted property is defined as being deemed unfit to live in by Housing Authorities. This may be because of vermin, lack of basic needs such as hot water, or a fire hazard situation. “Blighted Lands” in then is a group of contiguous such properties. These are often neighborhoods...

Poverty as an Incident/Accident

Those who hold this view of poverty think that the growing problems of the poor are caused largely by cutbacks in national and local resources devoted to the promotion of social equity. Those with very poor skills, those disable because of sickness/accident, etc. were in deep poverty after the WWII. Poverty existed but is...

Hyper-Mobility of Capital

The deregulation of business environment to increase appeal to corporations for example, lower wages, worsening working conditions, and fewer environmental protections. This brings on unequal bargaining power for workers. Flexible labor practices become normal. For example companies put their focus on short term profits by not sticking with workers or a location or even...

Globalization

The integration of economy on a global scale; increased interdependence of people and decreased importance of nations. The current period of globalization began in the late 1960s or 1970s. Corporate leaders began to look for new strategies because of declining corporate profits, and the increased competition from developing economies. The new phase of globalization included free...

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