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BC: Payton Campbell | January 18, 2012 | 3rd hour | Google images Google web

FC: Harry S Truman was the 33rd President of the United States. | Actions are the seed of fate deeds grow into destiny.

1: Harry S Truman was born on May 8, 1884. The middle initial of his name does not stand for anything.As a boy, he played the piano rather than sports because of poor eyesight, and then became involved in his father clothing business. Harry took many jobs as a young man, including timekeeper, mail room clerk, bank clerk, bookkeeper, and finally postmaster, before he was off to war where eventually left as a major in May of 1919.Truman married Elizabeth "Bess" Wallace on June 28, 1919, and they had one daughter, Margaret. The family was affectionately often called the "Three Musketeers." After losing a venture into the clothing store business, Truman decided to enter politics in Missouri. He eventually became a judge. After that, Truman quickly became highly involved in national politics by becoming a U.S Senator. He won two terms. | As a senator, he got the attention of President Roosevelt, who asked him to be his Vice President for the l945 election because of the work he had done saving the taxpayers millions of dollar during World War II. Truman became president after Roosevelt's death. He carried on Roosevelt's war plans and 25 days later, Hitler surrendered. He didn't even hesitate to give the order to drop the atomic bomb on Hiroshima and Nagasaki. On August 6 and 9, 1945, the Japanese surrendered. Truman always believed he made the right decision. Truman won the 1948 election against Thomas E. Dewey. Although newspapers, most notably the Chicago Tribune, predicted victory for the Republicans, Truman won with 303 electoral votes vs. 189 for Dewey.

2: He won the war for us with the atomic bomb. | He was big number 33!

3: He later lost his Presidency. | Harry loved fishing!

4: Harry loved playing pianos with women on them. | Harry at 6 months. Cute little baby!

5: Harry Truman, at the highest level of the Freemason.

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