Postwar Americ2 - PostwarAmerica U.S.dominatesglobalaffairs

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Postwar America U.S.    dominates global affairs Truman responded by sending a 10-point civil rights program to Congress.   Southern  Democrats in Congress were able to block its enactment.  A number of the angriest, led  by Governor Strom Thurmond of South Carolina, formed a States Rights Party to  oppose the president in 1948.  Truman thereupon issued an executive order barring  discrimination in federal employment, ordered equal treatment in the armed forces, and  appointed a committee to work toward an end to military segregation, which was largely  ended during the Korean War. African Americans in the South in the 1950s still enjoyed few, if any, civil and political  rights.  In general, they could not vote.  Those who tried to register faced the likelihood 
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