Harry Truman Accomplishments

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Harry S. Truman Harry Truman accomplished many things in his life time and was one of the best presidents to ever be in office. Many of his accomplishments came from what he did in his early childhood years and the time he put in when no one knew about him. He joined WWI and that shows he would be able to fight for his country and not back down. He also made a huge adjustment from County judge to Vice President showing he knows a lot about politics and is ready to take his career further (“The History of Harry truman”). Harry Truman was born on May 8,1884 in the farm community of Lamar Missouri. His middle name S. was to honor his Grandfather, Anderson Shipp Truman and Solomon Young. He attended school in Missouri (independence) and was…show more content…
Several hours after Truman was given the oath and he had become the new president. Normally when you first become president you get to settle down but not Truman, after only a few meetings with Roosevelt before he died he was not informed about the construction of the atomic bomb. It was probably one of the toughest decisions he had to make in his terms as president and he decided to drop the bomb on Japan. The war in europe ended when the allies accepted Nazi Germans attempt to surrender. Then there was the Potsdam conference, which is when Truman met with Great Britain’s Winston Churchill and the Soviet Union’s Joseph Stalin. The most talked about subject and controversial topics in the U.S. was the decision Truman made to drop the Bomb on those Japan cities. One year later there was the start of the Cold war which caused Truman to start the Truman Doctrine, which was to provide aid to Greece and Turkey in an effort to protect them from Communist aggression. In 1948, Truman started an aircraft of food and other supplies to Berlin, and Germany. In the midst of all this he also discovered the new state of Israel. After his first term went unexpected he went to run for his second term but was thought to lose to Thomas Dewey. In fair of this Truman started a huge campaign in which he traveled across the country by train giving hundreds of speeches. Truman ended up winning and going on to his second presidential term (“The History of Harry

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