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Today In History- January 5

Truman gives "Fair Deal" speech.


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Jan. 5, 1949: President Harry Truman gives his landmark "Fair Deal" speech, outlining his plans for social improvement.

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Continuing with FDR's ideal for social improvement, in an important speech given on January 5, 1949, President Harry Truman asserted the right of U.S. citizens to receive a "fair deal" from the government.  Such actions later influenced the "Great Society" measures of President Lyndon Johnson, though the contents of the Fair Deal never passed through congress. 

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