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From 1955 to 1956, black workers, of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference, boycotted the segregation of Montgomery Bus System. This resulted in whites carpooling their household workers, exposing them to the black lifestyle. This caused sympathy towards blacks which increased Civil Rights support and bus systems desegregated.
Due to soviet union increasingly nuclear influence and weapons, President Truman approved the National Security Council document in 1950. The policy called for an increase in nuclear bombs; hydrogen bombs and a 2 million man army for safety was put together. nothing happened but significant during cold war just in case soviet union called on U.S. - safety precautions
In 1935, the first act was put in place to keep American involvement out of WWI making it illegal for businesses to trade with countries in WWI. In 1937, the policy is revised to help assist victims of the war. The significance of the acts put the U.S. not actively involved in the war, but helping the Allies - futuristically Lend-Lease 1942.
In 1920, Attorney General Mitchel Palmer ordered federal marshals to raid homes and headquarters of suspected radicals in 33 cities. American security was threatened at the time with radicals, immigrants, and communists. The raids, without warrants, led to 6,700 arrests and 300 federal deportations.
In the 1920s, the Secretary of Interior, Albert Fall, leased government (Navy) oil reserves to private oil companies, hosting "kick-backs," making a profit. The underground took place in Teapot Dome, Wyoming and Elk Hill, California. The result of these scandals sent Fall to federal prison for one year and he had to pay a fine. Albert Fall was the first cabinet official sent to federal prison.
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