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President Harry S. Truman, THE DECISION MAKER

  • It's A BOY!

    It's A BOY!
    He was born in Lamar, Missour to John and Martha Truman and was the eldest of three children.
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    The Life of Harry S. Truman

  • Served in National Guard

    Served in National Guard
    Truman served in the National Guard from 1905-1911.
  • World War One

    World War One
    As soon as WWI began, Truman immediately volunteered to be a part of the US army. He helped organize the 2nd Regiment of Missouri Field Artillery, which was quickly called into Federal service as the 129th Field Artillery and sent to France. Truman was then promoted to Captain and given command of the regiment's Battery D.
  • Going to the Chapel!

    Going to the Chapel!
    Truman married his childhood love, Elizabeth Wallace.
  • Judge Truman

    Judge Truman
    Truman launches his political career. He is elected be one of three judges of the Jackson County Court. He was defeated for reelection in 1924, but won election as presiding judge in the Jackson County Court in 1926. He won reelection in 1930.
  • It's A GIRL!

    It's A GIRL!
    Mr. and Mrs. Truman welcome their only child, Mary Margaret into their home.
  • United States Senate

    United States Senate
    Truman is elected into the United States Senate.
  • Contributions to Congress

     Contributions to Congress
    He had significant roles in the passage into law of the Civil Aeronautics Act of 1938 and the Transportation Act of 1940.
  • Continuing in Action

    Continuing in Action
    He is reelected into Congress. Senator Truman gains national prominence for his role as chairman of the Senate Special Committee to Investigate the National Defense Program.
  • Sworn in as the Vice President

    Sworn in as the Vice President
    In July 1944, Truman was nominated to run for Vice President with President Franklin D. Roosevelt. On January 20, 1945 Truman is sworn in as the Vice President of the United States.
  • Unexpected Death!

    Unexpected Death!
    President Roosevelt dies unexpectedly after only eighty-two days in office. On April 12, 1945, he was sworn in as the nations' thirty-third President.
  • World War Two

    World War Two
    On August 8, 1945 President Truman drops the first atomic bomb in history on Japan.
  • The War Continues....

    The War Continues....
    On August 9, 1945 President Truman orders the second atomic bomb on Japan.
  • Surrender!

    On August 14, 1945 Japan surrenders. During this time the United Nations was established and the United States strained relationship with the Soviet Union increases.
  • Partner in the Middle East

    Partner in the Middle East
    In May of 1948, President Truman recognizes the state of Israel.
  • Reelected

    President Truman is reelected into the White House. A lot of people thought he would not win the election, but he surprised everyone.
  • War with North Korea

    War with North Korea
    On June 25, 1950 North Korea invades South Korea. President Truman responds by waging undeclared war on North Korea. Till this day Korea is divided into a Communist North and a Democratic South.
  • Retirement!

    President Truman retires to Independence, Missouri. For the nearly two decades of his life remaining to him, he wrote a book of memoirs. He spent his days reading, writing, lecturing and taking long brisk walks.
  • RIP Truman

    RIP Truman
    President Truman passed away in Kansas City, Missouri of natural causes.