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Truman Doctrine & Desegregation of the military. By: Sam Yund , Hunter Hatcher, Matt Boler. Truman Doctrine. Truman announced this doctrine during a speech on March 12, 1947 Stated that the united states will help all free peoples who were threatened by outside forces or armed minorities

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truman doctrine desegregation of the military

Truman Doctrine & Desegregation of the military

By: Sam Yund, Hunter Hatcher,

Matt Boler

truman doctrine
Truman Doctrine
  • Truman announced this doctrine during a speech on March 12, 1947
    • Stated that the united states will help all free peoples who were threatened by outside forces or armed minorities
  • Primarily targeted at keeping the USSR out of Turkey and Greece
    • US gave Greece 400$ million to stop KKE (communist party)
    • US gave Turkey 100$ million to stop USSR from taking control of the Dardanelles
  • Precursor to the domino theory/containment policy
  • Often seen as the start of the Cold War
  • Drastic change from isolationism to interventionism
    • Solidified US as world power
integration of armed forces
Integration of armed forces
  • By the end of WWII the Army is the largest employer of minorities
  • Issued as executive order 9981 on July 26, 1948
    • Originally Truman tried to pass several racial reform acts through congress, but southern senators threatened to filibuster
  • Conformative in nature
    • Lots of resistance to desegregation, often times in a violent manner
    • Took a significant time to accomplish
      • February 2, 1948 Truman tells armed forces to begin making plans to desegregate armed forces.
      • July 26, 1948 Truman issues executive order 9987
      • 1953- Army announces that it is 95% integrated
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