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Truman Loyalty Program

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    The distribution of power is when power, influence or authority is distributed, spread around or apportioned.


    1947, Truman had ordered the a loyalty program that subjected all federal workers to investigation as to their beliefs. The program was designed to enhance Truman’s respectability among the growing number of American anti-Communists, but it set off an anti-Communist hysteria that led to a number of notorious espionage trials and accelerated the rise to national prominence of Sen. Joseph McCarthy.


    Oath of 1947

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