The study of history is wonderful because you always learn something new. I never knew that many of the wartime powers that Franklin Roosevelt initiated were maintained more than a year after the formal surrender of Japan in September 1945. Don't forget that the Democrats lost big in the off-year elections of 1946. The year 1947 would be the first Republican-controlled Congress since 1930.
What's even more remarkable is this paragraph:
President Truman told his news conference the time had come when the Executive Branch should give up some of the powers exercised during the war. He then announced his proclamation, gave out a list of the laws affected, and read a prepared statement which emphasized that his action was "entirely in keeping with the policies which I have consistently followed, in an effort to bring our economy and our Government back to a peacetime basis as quickly as possible."Read that first sentence again and marvel at it: Truman gave up power. Remarkable.
Just a last tidbit of history on New Year's Eve. Until next year...