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What Act made it illegal to show discrimination when calling up and training black soldiers and what year?
Selective Services Act 1940
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What were the black units that fought for the USA called?
Jim Crow Army
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How did the war help the fight for civil rights?
The world could see the US racism (shame), their country could award them with equal rights, black soldiers could see a different way of life, 2 millio were working in factories in 1944
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How did black people encourage the process of change?
Joining the NAACP (membership went up from 50,000 to 450,000)
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Who introduced the Fair Deal programme?
President Harry Truman
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What was the Fair Deal a continuation of?
The New Deal
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How many points did the Fair Deal have and what did they include?
21 points including raising minimum wage and building 1 million low cost homes
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What were Truman's policies?
End Lynching, abolish taxes which stopped black people from voting, end segregation in the army
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Which one of his policies actually happened and why didn't the other 2 happen?
First 2 weren't passed by Congress, desegregation in the army happened as he didnt need their permission
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