Harry S. Truman

Harry S. Truman


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The 33rd President of the United States of America was Harry S. Truman. After F. D. Roosevelt’s sudden death Truman got moved up from being a vice president to being the actual president. He was in office as a VP for only 82 days. During world war 1 Truman dedicated himself into the war, although he was over age for the drafting limit he still stayed and used his work towards being apart of the national guard. Later in 1934 Truman was elected to the Untied States Senate. He served in the head committee that took care of tax money. The tax’s collected were set towards Roosevelt’s new deal.


Postcard photo of Harry S. Truman taken in Fra...
Postcard photo of Harry S. Truman taken in France during World War I. Noted on the reverse of the postcard “Given to John A. Hatfield in France in 1918 – returned to Harry S. Truman in January, 1962.” Donor: John A. Hatfield (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

President Truman was in his first six months of his term when he made the choice to end World War II with a newly developed atomic bomb.  The Germans’ surrendered in the Spring of 1945 and Truman had to make a difficult decision about how to end the war with the Japanese who would not give up.  The American  Atomic bombs were dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki killing thousands and destroying the Japanese cities in August 1945. Truman took a risk doing this but he made it work by ending World War II.. In order to keep the peace in the 20th Century the U.S. Congress decided to join the United Nations and Truman signed the charter ratifying the American commitment to the United Nations.  This difficult decision to end World War II with a nuclear bomb was also the trigger to what became known as the Cold War.