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- never officially ended
- war continued for 3 years
- korea is still divided and 38th parallel is a DMZ
who ran in the 1948 election?
who won 1948 election?
- had support from farmers, african americans and laborers
- rapid birth rate 1945-1961
- more than 65 million kids were born
- trumans plan
- wanted to aid farmers, rid of slums, create a higher minimum wage and provide money for public schools
main thing the fair deal dealt with?
fears of communism among americans
what you can actually buy with your money
real purchasing power
prices increase rapidly when product demand exceeds supply
forcing business owners to hire only union member
instant attack with nuclear weapons
- formed to investigate communist and fascist activties
- *didnt do much
- created collective security
- *1st commander was eisenhower
taft hartley act?
intended to keep unions from abusing their power
what did the taft hartley act outlaw?
closed shops and union shops
if 1 nation is attacked, considered attack on all nations in alliance
- used by many soldiers
- 8 million vets used it at a cost of $14.5 billion
help provide jobs during peace?
massive recovery plan that offered financial assistance to european nations
what organizations did the marshall plan create?
the organization for european economic cooperation, responsible for handing out aid
provided military support to greece and turkey
stopping the spread of communism
the alliance formed by stalin with satellite nations in response to NATO
list of hollywood stars who were though to be communist
conservative w/ money but liberal w/ programs that helped americans
allowed president to ask congress for authority to send military forces to middle east if a country asks for assistance against communism
41,000 miles of highways were built
how did african americans benefit after the war?
- more opportunities opened up in white collar jobs
- incomes doubled
- began to work for the civil rights movement