Harry Truman: What We Can Learn From The Man From Missouri [16]

 Don’t Get Demoralized: there is reason to be optimistic. The US had virtually full employment, national income at its highest ever. Truman strengthened the Anti-Trust laws, national health insurance program, and fair level of return for farmers, aid to soldiers, home construction and new progress for human rights. He advocated a balanced budget, control of nuclear weapons. The country encountered massive housing issues. Truman seemed to believe everything works itself out. Truman called for reasonable pay raises. Every major industry was effected by rail strikes. Truman wanted temporary legislative power to put the strike into military service but the strike was quickly resolved. Drafting the strikers was accepted by Congress. The Senate was against the proposal but the strike was over. Trumann showed the backbone of the President. Republicans won the mid-term elections of 1946. The new deal was broken in Washington. Harry Truman was now a minority president.