Harry Truman Executive Order 9981

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Harry Truman was the president during this time and he came up with the executive order 9981. The executive order 9981 desegregated the US armed forces. All races were allowed in prior to the US armed forces before they were segregated. All races were treated equally. The executive order was created on july 26, 1948.
Prior to the executive order African-Americans and other minorities were often segregated into separate units from the whites. The African-Americans were often assigned menial tasks in the rear and rarely saw combat. Harry Truman’s thoughts of the African-Americans changed when the united states became embroiled in a war with the soviet union.
The executive order 9981 was established to desegregate the armed forces. The executive

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