Harry S. Truman 1884-1972
Harry S. Truman was the 33rd president of the United States and
served as such from 1945 to 1953.
FDR, Truman inherited
The Truman Doctrine
On March 12, 1947, Harry S. Truman
declared that the U.S. would aid Greece and Turkey so that these
countries would not come under the influence of communist power.
This statement was made before a joint session of Congress and
became known as the
After having been allies with the Soviet
II, the Truman Doctrine marked officially a change of
direction in U.S. foreign policy.
And right along these lines, the U.S.
next implemented the
TRUMAN'S SECOND TERM
Americans were ready for more and let
Harry S. Truman give his
Address. In this address, Truman stated his general course
of action for the next term and listed four points of special
of this list became known as the Point Four Program.
This program granted U.S. assistance to underdeveloped countries. It
was implemented beginning in 1950.
Other political events that fell into Truman's
second term were the
Joseph McCarthy, and the refreshingly gutsy
The Korean War
In 1950 Harry S. Truman sent General
MacArthur and many others to fight the
Korean War Timeline for the year 1950.