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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.

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."

Bess & Harry met in Sunday School when she was 5 and he was 6 .They shared elementary and high school classes. Upon graduation, Mr. Truman went to work on his Grandfather Young’s farm in Grandview , Mo, about 20 miles from Independence. Harry Truman began courting Bess in 1910 – a courtship that lasted nine years. World War I postponed the wedding, but they were married on June 28, 1919.

US President Harry Truman did not formally order the execution of Operation Paperclip until August 1945. Truman's order expressly excluded anyone found "to have been a member of the Nazi Party, and more than a nominal participant in its activities, or an active supporter of Nazi militarism." However, those restrictions would have rendered ineligible most of the leading scientists the JIOA had identified for recruitment

President Harry S. Truman April 12th 1945-January 20th 1953.. Was Vice president under FDR . President Roosevelt died suddenly April 12th 1945 at Warm Springs Georgia,where he was taking a brief rest .33rd President

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Harry Truman was encouraged to join the KKK because it was a powerful political force. According to some accounts, he was inducted, though he was “never active.” Other accounts claim that though he gave the KKK a $10 membership fee, he demanded it back and was never inducted or initiated. Famous quote was, "The buck stops here."

Harry S. Truman, Walking with Cane (© Alfred Eisenstaedt)

US President Harry Truman pinning the five-star general insignia onto Omar Bradley's uniform, 22 Sep 1950

election poster from 1944 with Roosevelt and Truman