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Transcript of 1940's politics
•Franklin Delano Roosevelt, 1933-1945
•Harry S. Truman, 1945-1953
FDR's Foreign Policy rejected Wilson's neutrality stance and sought ways to assist Britain and France militarily Rapidly expanded American Military Specific FDR Actions Destroyer's for Bases
Lend-Lease Act Allowed America to trade used American naval battleships for free rights to own military bases in Bermuda and Newfoundland Enabled the United States to provide the Allied nations vital to U.S. security with war material while still remaining neutral in the war. Trumans Foreign Policy Mainly consisted of stopping the spread of communism Truman specifics Truman Doctrine Marshall Plan With the Truman Doctrine, President Harry S. Truman established that the United States would provide political, military and economic assistance to all democratic nations under threat from external or internal authoritarian forces. 1947 Large scale American program to support
and rebuild European economy to stop the
spread of communism 1948 1940 1941 Employment Act of
1946 Truman set into motion a series of progressive measures which included health insurance, increase in minimum wage, and a bill that committed the U.S. to maintaining full employment. 22nd Amendment Limited the amount of terms that a President can serve totwo full terms.
(Presented because FDR was elected 4 times) Taft-Hartley Act 1951 1947 Made to keep the growing power of unions in check by.... Outlawing the closed shop (contract requiring workers to join a union before being hired)
Permitting states to pass "right to work" laws which required workers to join a union after being hired
Outlawed secondary boycotts, (Practice of several unions supporting a striking union by joining their boycott of a company's goods)
Gave President the power to invoke an 80 day cool off period before a strike endangered the national safety could be called The Fair Deal Truman began to push for a reform plan known as the Fair Deal. It proposed to enact national heath care insurance, federal aid to education, civil rights legislation, funds for public housing and a new farm program. 1949 Most points of the deal were defeated except for the increase of minimum wage (75 cent/hour) and the inclusion of more workers under Social Security Truman FDR DOMESTIC POLICIES