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FC: Harry S. Truman

1: Welcome to my MixBook technology curriculum page! The following pages are examples of work students might create and publish following the directions of my Famous Missourian lesson plan. -Tedra Cole

2: Harry S. Truman was born May 8th, 1884 in Lamar, Missouri. His parents were John Anderson Truman and Martha Ellen Young Truman. Harry was the oldest of his brother and sister.

3: Harry graduated from high school in 1901, but did not go onto college because his family could not afford it. He took a few business and law classes in Kansas City, but never received a degree.

4: Harry served in the Kansas City National guard from 1905 to 1911. However once we entered World War I, he rejoined to help with the war efforts.

5: In 1918, after the war, he came back to Missouri to marry Bess. Together they had one child, Mary Margaret.

6: Harry started his political career in 1922, as Eastern District Judge for Jackson County. In 1934 he ran for the United States Senate as a Democrat, and won easily. Once elected he immediately became known for his hard work and honesty. He served in this position from 1935 to 1945. Being a strong supporter of President Roosevelt and the New Deal, and became Vice President in 1944. Only 82 days later, President Roosevelt died, leaving Truman as President.

9: During his reign as President, our nation and world went through war with Japan and Germany, and the Cold War. Truman created the North Atlantic Treaty Organization. After his reign as President, Harry S. Truman was not forgotten. He left his mark by creating policies such as the Marshall Plan, Truman Doctrine, and institution like the United Nations to prevent another world war. "Under his leadership the country embraced its new status as a superpower." He was not just a Famous Missourian, or a President, he was a world leader.

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