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A major economic problem President Truman faced immediately after the war was:
high rates of inflation
When confronted with strikes in the coal and railroad industries in 1946, President Truman's response was to:
temporarily seize those industries
The Taft-Hartley Act of 1947:
allowed the president to impose a "cooling-off" period during major strikes
All of the following were established by the National Security Act of 1947 EXCEPT:
the Department of Homeland Security
Permanent members of the United Nations Security Council:
each have veto power over major UN decisions
By the spring of 1945, the United States and Britain were becoming deeply concerned over Soviet actions in:
State Department official George Kennan:
said the United States should contain Soviet expansionist tendencies
Soviet and Communist activities in regard to Turkey and Greece were intended to:
gain the Soviets access to the Mediterranean
The secretary of state who devised the plan of massive economic recovery aid to Europe was:
Truman's response to the Soviet blockade of West Berlin in 1948 was to:
launch a massive airlift of supplies into West Berlin
In regard to Israel's founding in 1948, the United States:
became the first country to recognize the Jewish state
One major reason that World War II inspired postwar changes in race relations was the:
racist nature of the enemies of the United States
During the 1948 presidential campaign, Truman endorsed all of the following EXCEPT:
abolishing Social Security
At the 1948 Democratic convention, Minneapolis mayor Hubert Humphrey urged his party to:
adopt a strong civil rights plank
In the 1948 campaign, the Dixiecrats did all of the following EXCEPT:
influence Truman to slow down on civil rights
The Soviet acquisition of the atomic bomb in 1949 inspired Truman to:
order the development of a hydrogen bomb
When North Korean Communists invaded South Korea:
the United Nations authorized military intervention against the aggressors
President Truman vetoed the McCarran Internal Security Act:
because he felt it promoted thought control
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