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Harry S. Truman
Transcript of Harry S. Truman
33rd President of the United States of America
Significant Historical Events
"It's a recession when your neighbor loses his job; it's a depression when you lose your own."
"It is amazing what you can accomplish if you do not care who gets the credit."
The Harry S Truman building is in Washington, D.C., and it is also known as the State Department Building.
Located at the WWII Monument in Washington D.C.
His middle name is "S".
He was left handed.
"The buck stops here."
He survived an assassination attempt in 1950.
He never went to college.
Every President since
Truman has finished
He didn't have a Vice-President during his first term as President.
He was born on May 8, 1884 in Lamar, Missouri.
He married Elizabeth Virginia Wallace Truman on June 28, 1919.
They had one child, a daughter named Mary Margaret, in 1924.
He graduated from high school in 1901. He worked jobs on the railroad and also as a farmer until 1917. He joined the Army in 1917 and went to fight in World War I.
He was the oldest of 3 children.
His father was a farmer.
He died on December 26, 1972 in Independence, Missouri.
He became President in 1945 after President Roosevelt died 82 days after being re-elected.
His second term Presidential inauguration was the first inauguration to ever be televised.
He was a Senator for Missouri from 1935-1945.
He served as Vice-President under Franklin D. Roosevelt for 82 days in 1945.
In 1948, he was re-elected President for a second term.
Right after becoming President in 1945, he ordered the atomic bombs to be dropped on Japan. This led to the end of WWII.
In 1948, he signed the Economic Assistance Act, known as The Marshall Plan, which helped to rebuild Europe after WW II.
In 1950, Truman signed a declaration
that led to the U.S. becoming involved in the Korean War.