Harry S. Truman
|Harry S. Truman|
April 12, 1945 — January 20, 1953
|Preceded by||Franklin D. Roosevelt|
|Succeeded by||Dwight D. Eisenhower|
|Birthdate||May 8, 1884|
Harry S. Truman (May 8, 1884 December 26, 1972) was the thirty-fourth Vice President (1945) and the thirty-third President of the United States (1945 – 1953), succeeding to the office upon the death of Franklin D. Roosevelt.
Truman's presidency was very eventful, seeing the dropping of atomic bombs in Japan, the end of World War II, the Marshall Plan to rebuild Europe, the beginning of the Cold War, the desegregation of the U.S. armed forces, the formation of the United Nations, the second red scare, and most of the Korean War. Truman was a folksy, unassuming president, and popularized phrases such as "The buck stops here" and "If you can't stand the heat, get out of the kitchen." He exceeded the low expectations many had at the beginning of his administration, and developed a reputation as a strong, capable leader.
- Inaugural Address.
- Audio clips of Truman's speeches
- How Truman spelled his name.
- Peter M. Carrozzo on Michael R. Gardner, Harry Truman and Civil Rights: Moral Courage and Political Risks.
- Harry Truman's Forgotten Diary (washingtonpost.com).
- An analysis of Harry Truman's personality.
- Harry Truman's cabinet.
- White House biography
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