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    May 22, 1947 - The Truman Doctrine signed into force: "In the words of the Truman Doctrine, it became the policy of the United States to support free peoples who are resisting attempted subjugation by armed minorities or by outside pressures."

  • Wout Vergauwen

    March 12, 1947 - In a reaction to the ongoing crises in Greece and Turkey, US President Harry Truman proclaims what would become known as the 'Truman doctrine'. His doctrine was a reaction against the spread of communism in Eastern Europe and marked the start of the American containment policy. Because of this reason, many historians consider this event to be the start of the Cold War. #history #truman #coldwar

  • Ann M.

    a quote by Harry S. Truman

  • Patti Hamblin

    Harry Truman: 33rd President of the United States {1945 - 1953} Commander in WWII, Vice President when President FDR died and succeeded to the Presidency on 4-12-1945. Inherited WWII and gave the order to use the Atomic Bomb against Japan thus announcing the end of WWII on 10-1-1945. Committed the US Forces to South Korea to help repel assault from North Korea. First Lady: Elizabeth (Bess) Virginia Wallace Vice President: Alben W. Barkley

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Although he struggled to succeed on the farm and in business, Harry S. Truman found success in the military. Starting from the rank of Private in the National Guard of Missouri, Truman left military service 37 years later as a Colonel in the U.S. Army Officers' Reserve Corps. On active duty during the First World War, Captain Truman excelled as the commanding officer of a field artillery battery.

Bess Truman Bess was a significant presence in her husband's administration, Harry consulted Bess about crucial decisions as President, it seems clear from his extensive correspondence to her that she wielded a sizable influence over his executive decision-making. Indeed, Harry referred to Bess as his "chief advisor" and "full partner in all transactions -- politically and otherwise." 33rd #President of the United States 35th #FirstLady

Harry Truman golfing in Key West

Actress Lauren Bacall & President Harry Truman - he was quite the piano player!

Woodrow Wilson - Like Roosevelt before him, Woodrow Wilson regarded himself as the personal representative of the people. "No one but the President," he said, "seems to be expected ... to look out for the general interests of the country." He developed a program of progressive reform and asserted international leadership in building a new world order. In 1917 he proclaimed American entrance into World War I a crusade to make the world "safe for democracy."

November 19, 1959: Former President Harry S. Truman greeting Senator John F. Kennedy at the Harry S. Truman Library in Independence, Missouri.

Photograph of President Harry S. Truman and Mrs. Bess Truman on the Porch of Their Independence, Missouri Home , 1953

Harry S. Truman - 33rd President of the United States

now here is one to be proud of. not everything he did was great, after all, he was an actor, but for a republican he was pretty darn good....

Bill and Hillary Clinton listen to a briefing about the 1996 election aboard Air Force One | Photo credit: Bob McNeely

President Barack Obama and President Bill Clinton!

Black & white | incredible photograph | President of the States | Obama | suit and tie | USA