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Election of 1948

Dewey – Rep.

Strom Thurmand – Dixiecrats

H. Wallace - Progressive

Truman **Civil Rights, Labor, Health Insurance

Truman won NARROWLYreceived black, labor, farm vote

also Dem. Congress was elected

FAIR DEAL

housing

full employment

higher minimum wage

farm supports

TVA’s

extension of Social Security

* successful in housing, wages & social security

** fell victim to southern Democrats & Republicans

KOREAN WAR

After Japanese surrender, USA & USSR split Korea along 38th parallel

North Korea invaded South – 1950Truman ordered military build-up & sent in MacArthur

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South Korean pushed up to China’s Yalu River > China sent troops to aid North Korea

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North Korea pushed back down into South

** Stalemate at 38th parallelMacArthur wanted to use nuclear weapons,

criticized Truman & was removed

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