Fair Deal

   The title given to President Harry S. Truman’s program announced in his State of the Union Message to Congress in January 1949, after he said, “Every segment of our population, and every individual, has a right to expect from his government a fair deal.” The Fair Deal included civil rights, repeal of the Taft-Hartley Act, income support for farmers, federal education reform, a housing bill, and national health insurance. Although there was some progress in housing reform and civil rights, the program amounted to very little due to the conservative opposition and Republican domination of Congress or because of the influence of powerful lobbying groups like the American Medical Association, which labeled national health insurance “socialized medicine.”

Historical Dictionary of the Roosevelt–Truman Era . . 2015.

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