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Iron Curtain Speech & Taft-Hartley Act. Brenna Bobinski Erica Bauer. Iron Curtain Speech. Fulton, Missouri March 5, 1946 Other name, The Sinews of Peace One of Churchill’s most famous post-war speeches

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iron curtain speech taft hartley act

Iron Curtain Speech & Taft-Hartley Act

Brenna Bobinski

Erica Bauer

iron curtain speech
Iron Curtain Speech
  • Fulton, Missouri
  • March 5, 1946
  • Other name, The Sinews of Peace
  • One of Churchill’s most famous post-war speeches
  • Churchill tried to persuade Truman to disregard the occupation zones arranged at the Quebec Conference in August of 1943 and to continue to hold firmly the Anglo-American positions in Yugoslavia, Austria, Czechoslovakia, Germany, and Denmark
  • Changed the way the democratic west viewed the communist east
  • Many people considered this the beginning of the Cold War
  • Helped America-Effort to stop spread of communism
  • Hurt America- Led to Cold War
taft hartley act
Taft-Hartley Act
  • 1947
  • Banned the closed shop (in which non union workers could not be hired) but permitted a union shop (workers newly hired were required to join the union) unless banned by state law
  • Made unions liable for damages that resulted from jurisdictional disputes among themselves
  • Required union leaders to take a noncommunist oath
  • Slowed growth of organized labor
  • Shows conservative attitude-passed by republican controlled senate, conservatives against labor control
  • Truman vetoed, called it a slave-labor act, restored credit with labor
  • Bill passed over Truman’s veto by Republican controlled Congress