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Harry Truman Fast Facts

Thirty-Third President of the United States


Harry S Truman, Thirty-Third President of the United States

Harry S Truman, Thirty-Third President of the United States

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Here is a quick list of fast facts for Harry Truman. For more in depth information, you can also read the Harry Truman Biography.

Birth: May 8, 1884

Death: December 26, 1972

Term of Office: April 12, 1945 - January 20, 1953

Number of Terms Elected: 2 Terms; Succeeded Franklin Roosevelt after his death in 1945 and then elected to second term

First Lady: Elizabeth "Bess" Virginia Wallace

Harry Truman Quote: "I'm going to fight hard. I'm going to give them hell."
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Major Events While in Office:

  • Atomic Bombs Dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki (1945)
  • End of World War II (1945)
  • United Nations Created (1945)
  • Nuremburg Trials (1945-1946)
  • Truman Doctrine (1947)
  • Taft-Hartley Act (1947)
  • Israel Created (1948)
  • Marshall Plan (1948-1952)
  • NATO Treaty (1949)
  • Korean Conflict (1950-1953)
  • Twenty-Second Amendment Ratified (1951)
  • Hydrogen Bomb Detonated (1952)

States Entering Union While in Office:

  • None

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Harry Truman Biography
Want a more detailed look at Harry Truman's life from his childhood through his time as president? This biography provides detailed information to help you gain a better understanding of the man and his administration.

Overview of World War II
World War II was the war to end aggression by ruthless dictators. The allies fought for humane treatment of all people. This war is characterized by extremes. People remember the heroes with fondness and the perpetrators of the Holocaust with hatred.

The Manhattan Project Timeline
One day before America entered World War II with the bombing of Pearl Harbor, the Manhattan Project officially began with President Franklin D. Roosevelt's approval over the objections of some scientists including Albert Einstein. J. Robert Oppenheimer was the project's scientific director.

Korean Conflict
The war in Korea lasted from 1950-1953. It has been called the forgotten war because of its placement between the glory of World War II and the agony caused by the Vietnam War.

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