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Servicemn's Readjustment Act (GI Bill)
bill that gave more benefits to Veterans, allowed many to attend college, passed 1944
Resulted as a desperate need for housing arose following the war; Levittown= project of 17000 family homes on Long Island, NY.
Employment Act of 1946
Enacted by Truman, it committed the federal government to ensuring economic growth and established the Council of Economic Advisors to confer with the president and formulate policies for maintaining employment, production, and purchasing power
Council of Economic Advisers
A board of three professional economists was established in 1946 to advise the president on economic policy.
Committee on Civil Rights
Truman bypassed the southern Democrats in key seats in Congress and established this committee to challenge racial discrimination in 1946.
Republican presidential nominee in 1944 who failed in his effort to deny FDR a fourth term
a United Nations agency created to assist developing nations by loans guaranteed by member governments
President Truman's policy of providing economic and military aid to any country threatened by communism or totalitarian ideology
Program of American economic assistance to rebuild Western Europe, and strength Democratic Gov't (prevent communism)
North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO)
military alliance of 10 of democratic countries, 1949 (mostly W. Europe and Canda/USA)
National Security Act
1947; changed War Dept -> Dept of Defense; single budget for Dept of Defense; created NSA and CIA
US - Japanese Security Treaty
ended formal occupation of Japan, allowed for US to remain to defend againt communism
Russian leader who succeeded Lenin as head of the Communist Party and created a totalitarian state by purging all opposition (1879-1953)
war between Communist North Korea and Democratic South Korea, resulted in a "tie" (no loses or gains)
1940 act, made it illegal to speak of or advocate overthrowing the U.S. government (used to prosecute communists)
Mccarran Internal Security Act
1950, communist organizations required to register, restricted thier travel and employment, vetoed by Truman
Alger Hiss, Rosenberng Case
Examples of the US trying to catch communist spies, regardless of privacy issues
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