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1 TRUMAN’S DOMESTIC POLICIES Post War Economy The Fair Deal The GOP Congress The 1948 Election Anti-communism at Home

2 Truman:

3 Truman’s Domestic policies Post-war Economy: high inflation, strikes Post-war Economy: high inflation, strikes Council of Economic Advisors: Keynes Council of Economic Advisors: Keynes Strikes: Truman threatens mine strikers Strikes: Truman threatens mine strikers “Fair Deal:” 21 point program. Truman tries to extend New Deal “Fair Deal:” 21 point program. Truman tries to extend New Deal – welfare and job programs, low rent houses – raise min wage, job training, public works

4 Most of Truman’s agenda blocked Conservative mood: lower taxes, goods Conservative mood: lower taxes, goods GOP wins Congress: first time since 1928 GOP wins Congress: first time since 1928 –Truman vetoes tax cuts –Taft-Hartley Act passes: 80 day cooling off Truman’s Civil Rights Committee: Truman’s Civil Rights Committee: –They recommend fighting discrimination –Truman ends segregated army Truman recognizes Israel: old partner Truman recognizes Israel: old partner

5 1948 Election Democrats split left and right Democrats split left and right Henry Wallace: liberal Progressive party Henry Wallace: liberal Progressive party –He blames Truman for ending New Deal –Democrat party presses Truman to quit Dixiecrats: 13 southern states bolt Dixiecrats: 13 southern states bolt –Strom Thurmond runs for State’s Rights Party GOP: Thomas Dewey of NY. Moderate GOP: Thomas Dewey of NY. Moderate “Give-’em Hell Harry:” Truman fights “Give-’em Hell Harry:” Truman fights –All polls had Truman loosing, he wins! –Truman 24 million, Dewey 22, others 1 m.

6 Truman wins 1948

7 Red Scare: House Un-American Activities Committee House Un-American Activities Committee Loyalty Review: 500 fired, 3000 quit Loyalty Review: 500 fired, 3000 quit Alger Hiss Trial: Whitaker Chambers Alger Hiss Trial: Whitaker Chambers Ethel & Julius Rosenberg Trail: executed for selling A-bomb secrets Ethel & Julius Rosenberg Trail: executed for selling A-bomb secrets Joseph McCarthy: Wisconsin senator Joseph McCarthy: Wisconsin senator –List of 205 communists, accused everyone –Populists support, self implodes after –accusing the army of communists sympathy

8 Joseph McCarthy

9 MOVIE TERMS TO KNOW HUAC HUAC Alger Hiss Trial: Whitaker Chambers Alger Hiss Trial: Whitaker Chambers The Rosenberg Trial The Rosenberg Trial Joseph McCarthy Joseph McCarthy The Ckeckers Speech The Ckeckers Speech


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