Ten fun facts about Harry S. Truman


Fact 1
Harry S. Truman was born in Missouri on May 8, 1884. He died on December 26, 1972.

Fact 2
Truman was the final running mate of Franklin D. Roosevelt and eventually succeeded to presidency on 12th April, 1945 after Roosevelt died due to ill health.

Fact 3
Under the presidency of Truman, the United States ended the World War II. But its aftermath created political tension in the Soviet Union that resulted in the Cold War.


Fact 4
During the First World War, Truman was an artillery officer in his National Guard unit and served in combat, in France.

Fact 5
Harry S. Truman was elected first as a county officer and became the U.S Senator in 1934.

Fact 6
He rose to recognition when he lead the Truman Committee which exposed fraud, waste and corruption in the contracts undertaken during the time of war.

Fact 7
Truman's decision to use atomic energy against Japan led to a quick end to the war but generated controversy.

Fact 8
During his term as the President, the foreign affairs took a turn as the U.S followed an internationalist foreign policy along with the European allies.

Fact 9
Truman worked very closely with the Congress. He assisted in the formation of the United Nations, passed the Marshall Plan worth $13 billion to re-build Europe, issued the Truman Doctrine in order to combat communism.

Fact 10
He oversaw the creation of NATO and the Berlin Airlift.


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Was the 33rd President of the United States holding office from 1945 to 1953.

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