Servicemen’s Readjustment Act: The G.I. Bill of Rights Considered last piece of New Deal Legislation Created to prevent repeat of Bonus Army March The G.I. Bill of Rights Authorized billions of dollars to pay veterans’ benefits College education Medical treatment Unemployment insurance Home and business loans Made it possible for more people to attend college or buy a home than ever before
Fair Deal Truman’s plan for social improvement Goals Promote full employment A higher minimum wage Housing assistance Employment compensation for workers out of work Most of the proposed legislation not passed by Congress
Taft-Hartley Act Wages could not keep up with inflation Unions went on strike for higher wages US became anti-union & Congress passes Taft-Hartley Act President could delay a strike (80-days) if it threatened “national welfare” Barred the “closed shop” no longer had to belong to a union before being hired “Right-to-work laws” Could take jobs & not belong to a union Required union leaders to swear they were not communists
National Military Establishment Act In order to meet post-WWII international concerns (COLD WAR) two new federal agencies created Department of Defense Oversees all gov’t agencies relating to national security & the military
National Military Establishment Act Central Intelligence Agency Obtain and analyze information about foreign governments, corporations, & persons Use of propaganda to get others to decide in favor of the United States Covert operations (espionage)
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