GI Bill of Rights
government provided education training, medical treatment, unemployment insurance, and loans for veterans
Employment Act of 1946
set commitment to full employment and set up a council of economic advisers to advise the president.
Taft-Hartley Act of 1947
an effort to weaken unions by banning closed shops (where nonunion workers cant be hired). Can't boycott, strike, featherbed, or bargain.
National Security Act
created a National mil. establishment. Made permanent the Joint Chiefs of Staff and the CIA.
Charter of the UN
UN = delegates from all over the world - keep ideal peace. Consists of GA and Security council
remain in permanent session to maintain international peace (war branch of UN). 5 permanent veto powers: US, UK, Chia, USSR, France.
US will support any nation rebelling against an unjust government => justifies sending aid to Greece and Turkey
gave money and supplies to European recovery. To help not one country but to stop hunger poverty and chaos.
Committee on Civil Rights
investigate violence against African Americans -> to remove the irony with combating Holocaust and still having segregation
faction of Democratic party that denounced civil rights and championed states' rights. (Thurmond)
Newer New Deal-> higher min. wage, expand social security, farm subsidies, public housing (welfare).
National Security council
includes president, secretary of defense, and new subcabinet departments, and secretary of state ** it called for re militarization after finding USSR's bomb --> first Peacetime army
N/S Korea split here after Japanese left (post WWII). USSR/NK invades SK to reunite = Korean War (see notes about war)
HUAC (House Un-American Activities Committee)
tried people suspected of being communist -> employee loyalty program