1949 – President Truman delivers his Fair Deal speech


On January 5, 1949, President Harry S. Truman announces, in his State of the Union address, that every American has a right to expect from our government a fair deal. In a reference to Franklin Roosevelt’s New Deal policies, Truman announced his plans for domestic policy reforms …read more

Key Takeaways: The “Fair Deal”

  • The “Fair Deal” was an aggressive agenda for social reform legislation proposed by President Harry Truman in January 1949.
  • Truman had initially referred to this progressive domestic policy reform program as his “21-Points” plan after taking office in 1945.
  • While Congress rejected many of Truman’s Fair Deal proposals, those that were enacted would pave the way for important social reform legislation in the future.

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