Category: US President
Harry S. Truman (1884–1972)
Harry S. Truman, who was the thirty-third president of the United States of America, was born on the 8th of May in 1884 in Lamar, Missouri. Harry S. Truman served the country as president from 1945 to 1953. As the last running companion of President Franklin D. Roosevelt during 1944, Harry S. Truman came out successfully to the presidency on the 12th of April 1945, when Roosevelt expired after some months of declining health. The Allies concluded the Second World War successfully under Harry S. Truman and in the outcome of the disagreement, there was an increase in tensions with the Soviet Union, marking the beginning of the Cold War.
Harry S. Truman, was born in Missouri, spent the majority of his younger life on the farm of his family. During the First World War, Harry S. Truman served in battle in France as a weaponry officer in his National Guard division. Subsequent to the war, Harry S. Truman temporarily owned a haberdashery and joined the Democratic Party political machine of Tom Pendergast in the Kansas City, Missouri. At first, Harry S. Truman was chosen to public office as a county officer and became a United States Senator during 1935. Harry S. Truman gained nationwide fame as the leader of the Truman Committee, created during March 1941, which exposed fraud, waste, and bribery during wartime contracts.
During the Second World War, when the Nazi Germany surrendered after some weeks, Harry s. Truman assumed office as the President of the United States, the war with the Imperial Japan was anticipated to continue for additional one year. Harry S. Truman permitted the exercise of atomic weapons in opposition to Japan, planning to force the surrender of Japan and spare the lives of Americans in a planned attack. The presidency of Harry S. Truman was a decision point in foreign affairs, as his administration supported an internationalist overseas policy in combination with European allies.
Harry S. Truman helped in the founding of the United Nations after the Second World War, and he issued the Truman Doctrine to hold communism, and approved the $13 billion Marshall Plan to reconstruct Europe, together with the Axis Powers, while the wartime united Soviet Union, turned into the peacetime opponent, and the Cold War started. Harry S. Truman supervised the 1948 Berlin Airlift and the formation of NATO during 1949. When communists of North Korea plagued South Korea during 1950, Harry s. Truman sent in U.S. troops immediately and gained UN support for the Korean War. Subsequent to initial success, the UN troops were thrown back by the intervention of China and the clash was stalemated through the last years of the presidency of Harry S. Truman.
On domestic problems, bills that were authorized by Truman frequently faced antagonism from a traditional Congress subjugated by the South, but his management led the American economy successfully through post-war economic disputes. According to Harry S. Truman, social rights were a moral priority and in 1948, he submitted the first complete legislation. Additionally, during the same year, Harry S. Truman issued Executive Orders to start ethnic integration in the federal and military agencies. Corruption in the administration of Truman, which was associated with senior White House staff and some members in his cabinet, was taken as a major issue during the 1952 presidential movement.
Harry S. Truman died on the 26th of December in 1972 at the age of 88 years in Kansas City, Missouri.