Question and answer
Which of the following statements about Truman's Fair Deal is true?
This question has not been answered. Can you answer it? Please add your answer below ...
Question
Asked 4/3/2011 12:31:09 PM
Updated 58 days ago|7/23/2014 11:01:04 AM
3 Answers/Comments
Get an answer
New answers
Rating

There are no new answers.

Comments
On this day in 1949, President Harry S. Truman announces, in his State of the Union address, that every American has a right to expect from our government a fair deal.

In a reference to Franklin Roosevelt's New Deal policies, Truman announced his plans for domestic policy reforms including national health insurance, public housing, civil rights legislation and federal aid to education. He advocated an increase in the minimum wage, federal assistance to farmers and an extension of Social Security, as well as urging the immediate implementation of anti-discrimination policies in employment. Truman argued for an ambitious liberal agenda based on policies first articulated by his predecessor, Franklin D. Roosevelt. However, the nation's politics had shifted rightward in the years following World War II and inflation, economic conversion from wartime to peacetime industries and growing anti-communist sentiment provided major obstacles to Truman's plan. To a growing contingency of conservatives and Southern Democrats in Congress, the Fair Deal smacked of socialism.

After his landslide re-election in 1948, Truman managed to convince Congress to pass several of his liberal reforms. It almost doubled the minimum wage—from 40 cents to 75 cents an hour—and established the Housing Act, which provided 800,000 new houses for the poor. Though Congress approved Truman's extension of Social Security benefits, it rejected the idea of national health care, avoided passing any new civil rights legislation and failed to aggressively tackle concerns over fair labor practices.

Beginning in 1950, foreign affairs, particularly the Korean War and the Cold War, increasingly distracted Truman from domestic issues.
Added 4/3/2011 12:43:10 PM
For more info, visit
Added 4/3/2011 12:48:30 PM
[Deleted]
Added 58 days ago|7/23/2014 11:01:04 AM
Deleted by andrewpallarca [7/23/2014 11:03:49 AM]
Add an answer or comment
Log in or sign up first.
Questions asked by the same visitor
17,445,667 questions answered
Popular Conversations
Solve the following equation, answer as a reduced, mixed number. Then ...
Weegy: 8x^2 - 2x = 1; 8x^2 - 2x - 1= 0; (4x + 1)(2x - 1) = 0 (4x + 1) = 0; 4x = -1, x = -1/4 or (2x - 1) = 0; 2x = 1; ...
9/18/2014 4:34:59 PM| 5 Answers
One number is 3 less than twice another. If their sum is 39, find the ...
Weegy: x + 2x - 3 = 39 User: The line that passes through (-1, -3) and (2, 1) User: Input in standard form the ...
9/18/2014 8:03:12 AM| 4 Answers
Simplify the expression where possible. (4c^2)^3 User: Simplify the ...
Weegy: -4x^4 User: Simplify the expression where possible. (x^2)^4 Weegy: that's not possible! what do you need to ...
9/18/2014 9:32:07 AM| 4 Answers
Simplify the expression where possible. (6^3)^-3 User: Simplify the ...
Weegy: (2^3) - 2 = 8 - 2 = 6 ; So the answer is 6. User: Evaluate the following expression. (5x)^0 User: ...
9/18/2014 9:35:27 AM| 4 Answers
Find the slope of the line whose equation is 7y = 3x + 1.
Weegy: C. The graph will shift 3 units to the right. User: Find the x-intercept of the line whose equation is 10x + ...
9/18/2014 8:01:25 AM| 3 Answers
Which word in the sentence is an indirect object? Send them ...
Weegy: D. apartment is an indirect object. User: Which word in the sentence is an indirect object? Choose all ...
9/18/2014 1:00:56 PM| 3 Answers
Solve the following equation, answer as a reduced, mixed number. Then ...
Weegy: 4/5x - 3 3/4 = 2 1/2 4/5x = 2 1/2 + 3 3/4 4/5x = 5/2 + 15/4 4/5x = 10/4 + 15/4 4/5x = 25/4 x = (25/4) / ...
9/18/2014 5:27:21 PM| 3 Answers
Select the difference of (8x2 - 3x3) - (5x2 - 9x3)
Weegy: (8x^2 - 3x^3) - (5x^2 - 9x^3) =8x^2 - 3x^3 - 5x^2 + 9x^3 =x^2(8-5) + x^3(9-3) =3x^2 + 6x^3 =3x^2(1+2x)
9/18/2014 12:12:12 AM| 2 Answers
Which of the following programs can open a bitmap file? A. ...
Weegy: Windows Paint can open a bitmap file. User: Which of the following would you click to access Help and ...
9/18/2014 1:07:28 AM| 2 Answers
The defining part of the business cycle is
9/18/2014 5:36:19 AM| 2 Answers
Weegy Stuff
S
R
L
1
1
P
C
1
P
1
1
L
P
C
P
C
1
P
C
L
P
C
1
P
C
P
C
P
C
L
Points 2131 [Total 26529]| Ratings 4| Comments 2091| Invitations 0|Offline
S
L
1
L
P
C
1
Points 1906 [Total 8437]| Ratings 8| Comments 1826| Invitations 0|Offline
S
L
1
1
1
1
L
1
L
Points 1583 [Total 11363]| Ratings 0| Comments 1583| Invitations 0|Offline
S
L
C
P
C
1
L
L
P
C
1
Points 1566 [Total 17505]| Ratings 12| Comments 1446| Invitations 0|Offline
S
L
P
C
L
P
C
P
C
L
P
C
P
C
P
C
Points 1442 [Total 18614]| Ratings 4| Comments 1402| Invitations 0|Offline
S
1
L
1
L
P
P
L
Points 600 [Total 11846]| Ratings 0| Comments 600| Invitations 0|Offline
S
L
P
C
P
C
1
L
P
C
L
P
C
P
C
P
C
P
C
Points 530 [Total 19061]| Ratings 1| Comments 520| Invitations 0|Offline
S
L
Points 491 [Total 1161]| Ratings 0| Comments 491| Invitations 0|Offline
S
1
L
L
Points 421 [Total 5545]| Ratings 4| Comments 381| Invitations 0|Offline
S
Points 52 [Total 52]| Ratings 2| Comments 32| Invitations 0|Offline
Home | Contact | Blog | About | Terms | Privacy | Social | ©2014 Purple Inc.