Explain the importance of President Truman’s order to integrate the US military and the federal government.
What was Executive Order 9981?
Executive Order 9981 stated that “there shall be equality of treatment and opportunity for all persons in the armed forces without regard to race, color, religion, or national origin.”
How did the EO impact the military and federal government?
Executive Order 9981 impacted the military and federal government in that it was a step in the right direction for African American equality. It also ended up expanding our military and making it completely integrated.
This order helped integrate our military and left a lasting impact. The new information I learned that will stick with me is that this helped end segregation in one aspect of our society, which to me is a huge step in the right direction for equality for all.