Harry S. Truman, the 33rd president of the United States. He was born on May 8, 1884 in Lamar, Missouri. Truman was best know for dropping the atomic bomb on Japan that ended world war 2. He did this to save American lives. When franklin Roosevelt was president he barely even seen roosevelt or knew him.
“America was not built on fear. America was built on courage, on imagination and an unbeatable determination to do the job at hand.” This quote means that America was not built with fear it was built with a lot of courage and the imagination of a good Country and we have the determination to do whatever is thrown at us. Harry S. Truman impacted the citizens of the United States because he engineered the greatest comeback story in the history of American political history, his reputation as president, and him leaving his mark.
The legacy that Truman and his administration left for Eisenhower and Dulles was the transformation of the U.S. into a country that could lead the free world. He set the foundations needed for the U.S. to transition from isolationism, disarmament, and neutrality into a nation which would resist the spread of communism through collective security and arms-buildup. For Dulles and the Eisenhower administration, their determination and resolve would be tested. When it came to crises such as Suez and NATO, the Hungarian revolution, Berlin, and the U-2 incident, U.S. foreign policy was molded and was exemplified through the rhetoric of Eisenhower and Dulles. Their version of American foreign policy had mixed results and mostly kept the status quo.
Due to Franklin D. Roosevelt’s sudden death April 12, 1945 that left many people in shock, Truman took over and served as president. Many people were doubtful of his leadership skills since they were never showcased during his short time serving as the vice president. Although many Americans were worried, Truman managed to prove himself as a good leader quickly due to overcoming the many problems he faced as soon as he entered office. The beginning of the Cold War took place during Truman’s transition to becoming the president.
Austin Storie Mrs. Call American Literature January 31, 2016 Red Scare: The Era of Mass Hysteria Imagine being disowned from your family, losing your job, and facing jail time over an untrue rumor. That situation may seem farfetched, but it was a reality for some during the Red Scare. While government action during the Red Scare was intended to protect democracy, it did more harm than good.
The President I have have chosen is Andrew Johnson. He was the 17th President of the United States serving from 1865-1869. He started out as a vice president when president Abraham Lincoln was assassinated. After that someone had to be elected the new president. Andrew Johnson was chosen.
Truman’s Policy of “Containment” was made in March 1947.Truman’s Policy had economic, cultural, and political aspects. The Political aspect of his policy was the Truman Doctrine which said that the United States of America would support free peoples who are resisting subjugation by armed minorities or by outside forces or pressures. The cultural aspect of this doctrine was the freedom and choice government versus totalitarian and no choice government, so pretty much, you never got to choose anything and you were forced to do the things that the Soviet Union wanted you to do. Then lastly the economic aspect of this doctrine was the Marshall Plan which said that it would prevent countries from falling to communists and it would aid the Americans. The Marshall Plan also gave $17 billion to 16 countries(not the soviet union).
GEORGE WASHINGTON Born on February 22nd, 1732 in Mount Vernon, VA, George Washington, the first president of the United States was an Indian killer and a slaveholder, though he told his country he cherished them. In fact, he owned his first slaves at age 11. Not only did he tell his people lies, but he started The Whiskey Rebellion in the year of 1791 due to himself enforcing a tax pay on farmers who were selling bottles of whiskey on the frontier, but then again, we all make mistakes. Or was it really a mistake? Washington wasn 't all bad.
The Cold War caused many issues between communist countries and the United States for about forty-five years, but president Truman, Eisenhower, and Kennedy only dealt with it for about seventeen years. While all of the Cold War presidents dealt with communism, Truman and Eisenhower favored Policy of Containment and president Kennedy favored Flexible Response. The Cold War started in 1947 and ended in 1991 so it was about 45 years (Ayer 817). The first president was Harry Truman he used Policy of Containment to deal with communist countries. The Cold War was tension between The Soviet Union and The United States Western powers (Ayer 817).
President Harry Truman was the thirty-third President of the United States. President Truman was from Lamar, Missouri and he came from a farming family. When he was a young child his family decided to move to Independence, Missouri where he grew up. Turman did not attend college because his family couldn 't afford it so after high school he worked many sales jobs and helped with the family farm. During this time Turman also he served in the Missouri National Guard.
In 1797 George Washington second term as president was over. He was retiring. As he was retiring he had someone (most likely Alexander Hamilton) wrote his farewell address. In it was lots of things like things for America to avoid. For example foreign affairs and political parties.
By the end of World War II, many nations were devastated by the aftermath of the war, left vulnerable for the Soviet Union to conquer their lands. Truman recognized the potential threat these countries may face, and decided to create the Truman Doctrine. Former President Harry S. Truman developed the Truman Doctrine, that states the U.S. will provide economic and military assistance to any country threatened by an authoritarian force. This Doctrine was a response towards the Soviet invasion in Turkey and Greece. Following the Doctrine was the containment policy, preventing the spread of communism by containing the source where it originated from.
John F. Kennedy President of The U.S.A Determined. Opposed the Soviet Union even in the face of war. Courageous. Saved fellow sailors during times of war. Leader, was the president of the United States.