Truman & the Cold War, 1945-1952

Truman & the Cold War, 1945-1952 - Truman the Cold War...

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Postwar America GI Bill gave veterans money for education, & low-interest govt.-backed loans to Suburban grown- William Levitt- “levittowns” Postwar Politics Employment Act of 1946- promoted economic welfare Incredibly high inflation rates Committee on Civil Rights in 1946- ended racial discrimination in fed. govt. 22 nd Amendment limited the president to 2 full terms Taft Hartley Act- outlawed the closed shop (workers have to join a union before hired), “right to work” laws outlawing the union ship (workers have to join a The Election of 1948- Dixiecrat party (Strom Thurmond) Polls showed Dewey in the lead, but Truman won The Fair Deal- most of the bills were defeated, but Social Security included more Origins of the Cold War US-Soviet relations- Felt that USSR couldn’t be trusted, Cooperation w/ UN,
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