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33 President 1945-1953 Michelle S.
Born: Lamar, Missouri on May 8, 1884 Died: Kansas City, Missouri on December 26, 1972 Date Elected: 1945, he was 61 Political Party: Democrat Fact: Loved to read in the library, liked the author Mark Twain
Mother: Martha Young Truman Father: John Anderson Truman 1890: He got diphtheria so he quit school and went to summer school. He learned so much in summer school he skipped third grade. He also moved to Independence, Missouri. His favorite subject in high school was history He graduated in 1901 Applied to the US military but he did not get in because of his poor eye site
He married Elizabeth Wallace on June 28, 1919 He had a baby girl named Mary Margret on February 17, 1924
He was the vice president for President Roosevelt until he died so Harry took his place without an election The second time he was president he ran against Thomas Dewey His vice president Alben W. Barkley He won the election but people thought he lost because get got 303 electoral votes and Thomas Dewey got 189 electoral votes It was a close race It was the biggest upset in U.S. history
Dropped the atomic bomb on Nagasaki, Japan on August 9 and World War II ended It was important because there was peace in the world after World War II ended
He ended World War II It was important because he made peace in the world
His parents could not agree on a middle name for Harry either Shippe or Solomon so the decided on S By the age of 14 he read every book in the public library in Missouri He was the first president to travel in an underwater submarine. He was the first president to give a speech on TV.
Britannica Online School Edition www.factmonster.com www.factmonster.com Elston, Heidi M.D. Harry S. Truman. 2009.