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21/03/1947 US President Harry Truman signs Executive Order 9835


The Loyalty Program

The Executive Order 9835 established the first general loyalty program in the USA, designed to root out communist influence in the U.S. federal government. The order was mostly the result of increasing Cold War tensions. It allowed the departmental loyalty boards to conduct loyalty screenings of federal employees.
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    • Essentials 

    • Background and Truman's motivations 

    • Provisions 

    • Subversive organizations 

    • Outcome of the order 

    • Revocation and Repeal