The significance to establishing the Federal Defense Administration was in case of any sort of attack or invasion upon U.S soil. Harry S. Truman formed the project in 1950 from concerns of threats. This new form of protection was prepared in the possibility of an attack from the Soviet Union. A small financial cap was submitted for the completion of this project. The Civil defense was made a primary concern after rumors were heard about a strike from the Soviet Union. From John F. Kennedy’s voice, the Civil Defense was made into the Office of Civil and Defense Mobilization. In the year 1962, it had been confirmed that shelters were ready to provide over 60 million U.S. citizens shelter incase of a bombard upon the country to occur.


The picture is an advertisement from the Federal Civil Defense Administration.

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