Inflation soars to more than 18 percent.
Employment Act.Winston Churchill delivers his "iron curtain" speech.
Coal miners’ strike.
Republicans win control of Congress.
Federally funded child care is ended.
Wing F. Ong, elected to the Arizona House of Representatives, is the first Asian American to hold a state office.
Independence declared in the Philippines; all Filipinos living in the U.S. are offered citizenship.
President Truman creates the Presidential Committee on Civil Rights.
Luce-Celler Bill institutes small immigration quotas for Filipinos and Asian Indians and gives them naturalization rights.