argued that the u.s. was forcing the cold war while we should be focusing on our own poverty and racial issues.
wanted to stop the draft and destroy weapons.
fired by truman
states rights democratic party
southern democrats who were opposed to the civil rights platform.
Election of 1948
Truman won over Dewey
whistle stop campaigns
promised to extend the new deal and to ensure greater economic opportunity to all people.
BUT- republicans and southern democrats forced congress to oppose truman's proposals that were new and to only accept the ones that were expanding existing programs.
Truman's Loyalty Program
in response to the landslide truman authorized the attorney general to make a list of all organizations that were totalitarian, fascist, or subversives. and forbid membership or association otherwise it is grounds for dismissal.