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History Civil Rights: 1945-61 Role of the Presidents




The Truman & Eisenhower Years

Background
WWII = 1941-1945 (USA involvement). This war saw millions of black Americans fight for
the liberation of Europe from Hitler's fascist oppression and mass genocide.
Blacks saw the hypocrisy of America entering to defend democracy when…

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History Civil Rights: 1945-61 Role of the Presidents




Conclusion: By 1952 only 5 states still had poll tax. Truman mainly symbolic. But had Rep
Congress + Korean War.

The Eisenhower Years = 1953 ­ 1961 Let Sleeping Dogs Lie
How Eisenhower helped Black People (1953-55)
Hired a black man =…

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