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Harry Truman

U.S. PRESIDENTHARRY S. TRUMAN

LIFE

Famous Quote

"There is nothing new in the world except the history you do not know."

Truman’s parents gave him a middle name of “S” after they couldn’t agree on a middle name as a tribute to relatives whose names both started with the letter “S.”

Fun Fact

1884:Truman was born1934: Truman was elected to U.S. Senate.1944: Truman was elected Vice President under Franklin Roosevelt.1945: Roosevelt dies; Truman becomes 33rd President.August 1945: Truman orders attomic bims to be dropped on Japan;WWII ends.1947: Truman Doctrine to oppose Communism.1950: Korean War begins.1953: Truman retires from office.1972: Truman dies.

Harry S. Truman was born in Missouri on May 8, 1884. He was Franklin Delano Roosevelt’s vice president for just 82 days before Roosevelt died and Truman became the 33rd president. In his first months in office he dropped the atomic bomb on Japan, ending World War II. His policy of communist containment started the Cold War, and he initiated U.S. involvement in the Korean War. Truman left office in 1953 and died in 1972.

STANDARDSS5H4 Explain America’s involvement in World War II. c. Discuss President Truman’s decision to drop the atomic bombs on Hiroshima andNagasaki.


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