/tiles/non-collection/C/CapitolPostcard_2006_044_000.xmlCollection of the U.S. House of Representatives About this objectThe postcard depicts the Capitol prior to its 1950s renovation.
The wartime 1944 elections bolstered Democratic majorities in Congress. Franklin Roosevelt won a fourth term as President but died just months after his inauguration; Vice President Harry S. Truman succeeded him. As World War II ended, the 79th Congress (1945–1947) reinforced the country’s international role with membership in the United Nations, the International Monetary Fund, and the World Bank. It also instituted the Fulbright scholars program. Congress increased the federal government’s involvement in the economy with full employment legislation, new airports and hospitals, and atomic energy development. Congress also streamlined bureaucratic procedures as government modernized.
These letters were written in opposition to the Equal Rights Amendment. Margaret Austin Stone, Secretary of the National Committee to Defeat the Un-Equal Rights Amendment and to Promote Equal Opportunities, …