Flashcards in Unit 8 - Acts & Doctrines & Other important stuff Deck (12):
1932 - US will not recognize the conquests of the Japanese after they invaded Manchuria.
Tydings McDuffie Act
1934 - gave the Philippines freedom in 12 years.
Reciprocal Trade Agreements Act
1934 - lower tariffs; pres. can negotiate to reduce by 50%
Johnson Debt Default Act
1934 - debtor nations can't borrow money.
Serviceman's Readjustment Act
1940s - after war, GI BILL passed to give low-interest loans to start businesses, grants for college, and unemployment benefits to veterans.
Late '40s - Congress passed law to prevent strikes smudge could order cooling-off period --> Truman vetoed, Congress overrode.
Late '40s - limited the pres. to 2 terms.
Late '40s - raised minimum wage from $.40 to $.75 per hour, gave social security benefits to more peeps.
1947 - asked congress for $ to help Greece + Turkey because GB was unable to continue helping them fight communism. --> wanted to support free people fighting communism.
Nat'l Security Act
1947 - consolidated the armed forces, created Department of Defense (the Pentagon), NSC (Nat'l Security Council) to advise the pres.
1949 - France, GB, Belgium, The Netherlands, Luxembourg, eventually the US unified into raw North Atlantic Treaty Organization (eventually included Greece, Turkey, W. Germany).