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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.

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1 33 President Michelle S.

2  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

3  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

4  He married Elizabeth Wallace on June 28, 1919  He had a baby girl named Mary Margret on February 17, 1924

5  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

6  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

7  He ended World War II  It was important because he made peace in the world

8  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.

9  Britannica Online School Edition   Elston, Heidi M.D. Harry S. Truman


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