The U.S. Chamber's Role in World War II
In the midst of World War II, the U.S. defense and war agencies turn to the Chamber for advice and assistance in recruiting, procurement processes, generating local support, salvaging industrial scrap, and various other war time needs.
U.S. President Franklin Delano Roosevelt Commends the U.S. Chamber for its Contributions to the War Efforts
February 11, 1945
Cold War Begins
Chamber Launches Major Grassroots Initiative
Seventeen district managers are appointed to assist six division managers stationed around the country to help drive the pro-business agenda at the local and state level.
The U.S. Chamber is Accorded Consultative Status to the United Nations
With this, the United States Chamber of Commerce's International Division is born.
May 17, 1954
School Segregation Declared Unconstitutional - Brown v. Board of Education
U.S Chamber Creates Government Operations and Expenditures Program
The program is established to study and analyze the federal budget and the growing national debt.