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Harry Truman, April 19, 1945
Harry Truman on April 19, 1945

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Truman Announced A Fair Deal
January 5, 1949

A "Fair Deal" is what President Harry Truman called his plan. He announced it in a speech on January 5, 1949. His Fair Deal recommended that all Americans have health insurance, that the minimum wage (the lowest amount of money per hour that someone can be paid) be increased, and that, by law, all Americans be guaranteed equal rights.
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