The New Deal Legacy: Truman And Eisenhower Years

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The New Deal legacy advanced in the Truman and Eisenhower years through four pieces of legislature passed through the United States Congress. President Truman had plans to help returning servicemen, and to help reduce strikes in blue collar workers and their unions. The Servicemen’s Readjustment Act, also known as the GI Bill of Rights, provided unemployment of $20 a week for veterans, gave them hiring preferences in civil-service jobs, provided veterans new hospital and health benefits, and gave returning servicemen low interest loans to start businesses, purchase homes, and pay college tuition to continue education. The Taft-Hartley Act abolished the requirement for workers to join a union, barred secondary boycotts, made unions liable for

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