Harry S Truman Final Decision Essay

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Harry S. Truman, 33rd President of the United States

Harry S. Truman was a pioneer of civil rights and human medical relief. His action’s convinced the rest of the world that change in discrimination needs to happen. Harry S. Truman created a new standard for human civil rights, persisted in the innovation of war time relief efforts and human aid, and impacted society by shaping life in the United States after the war was ended.

It is clear that Harry S. Truman’s goal was to establish to new way of handling unfair discrimination in America. Harry S. Truman also, however, made one of the biggest and hardest decisions in his career, and in American, or even world history. This decision was to drop the atomic bombs on the Japanese cities of …show more content…

On August 6th, 1945, the final decision was made, and Little Boy was dropped on the city of Hiroshima. Not but three days after Little Boy was dropped, the military dropped a second atomic bomb, nicknamed Fat Boy, on the Japanese city of Nagasaki (history.com, World War II).

Japan surrendered to the United States and it’s allied forces on August 14th, 1945, ending World War II. Germany had surrendered on May 8th, 1945, and Japan was soon to follow. A European holiday was then created called “V-Day” also known as Victory in Europe day was established. It is celebrated on May 8th. It is to mark Germany’s surrender to the allied forces in World War II.

Harry Truman gave many civil rights speeches, but he is not a name commonly associated with the Civil Rights Movement. This is because some of the main points in the movement came after his presidency ended, like the career of Martin Luther King Jr. One of Harry Truman’s most notable acts was his administration that was published called “To Secure These Rights” in 1947. This was a drive to end discrimination in federal employment (historylearningsite, Civil Rights in …show more content…

Sure enough, he was racist before he got into politics. He threw racial slurs at Italians in America, Jewish Americans, as well as African Americans. He even said things such as “One man is as good as another as long as he’s white.” (historylearningsite, Civil Rights in America, Harry Truman).

Like many youthful politicians in the South, Truman even paid the $10 fine to join the KKK. He soon changed his ways however, one of the big points in this time was his speech he gave while re-campaigning for a Missouri senator position.

While Harry Truman was a racist at one point in his young political

What did he create?
-He created a new standard for war relief

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