Harry Truman’s political activities

Born May 8, 1884 in Lamar.
April 12, 1945 Truman became president of the United States.
On January 20, 1953, Truman resigned as President of the United States.
Truman died at 7.50 a.m. on December 26, 1972 of pneumonia in Kansas City.

Domestic policy:
During Truman’s presidency, relations with trade unions remained tense. In 1947, the well-known Taft-Hartley Act was passed, significantly restricting the right to strike. In the same year, Truman made the first attempts at desegregation, which caused a split in the Democratic Party and the emergence of a group of dixicrates. A program to ensure the country’s security was adopted, Joseph McCarthy enjoyed influence in the Senate, who believed that the communists had infiltrated the government, which led to a significant infringement of civil rights and freedoms and the persecution of the communists (McCarthyism).
During Truman’s presidency, relations with trade unions remained tense. In 1947, the well-known Taft-Hartley Act was passed, significantly restricting the right to strike. In the same year, Truman made the first attempts at desegregation, which caused a split in the Democratic Party and the emergence of a group of dixicrates. A program to ensure the country’s security was adopted, Joseph McCarthy enjoyed influence in the Senate, who believed that the communists had infiltrated the government, which led to a significant infringement of civil rights and freedoms and the persecution of the communists (McCarthyism).

Foreign policy
The largest foreign policy steps of the Truman administration were:
• “Marshall plan” – the plan of Secretary of State Marshall – economic aid to Western Europe, countries affected by the war with Germany and Germany itself. But the countries that receive aid must provide territory for US military bases;
• 1949 – establishment of the North Atlantic Organization (NATO) of the military alliance of the countries of Western Europe with the leading role of the USA;
• 1950-1953. – US participation in the Korean War. After the DPRK (North Korea) began to defeat South Korea in the war, the United States, by decision of the UN, sent troops there. The war ended with a return to its original position – both the DPRK and South Korea retained their independence. The border was restored along the 38th parallel.

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