Harry S. Truman

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Harry S. Truman by Mind Map: Harry S. Truman

1. Childhood

1.1. Born on May8, 1884

1.2. Raised in Missouri

1.3. Did not earn a college degree

1.4. Not raised in affluence

2. Adulthood

2.1. Served in the U.S. National Guard

2.1.1. Was rejected by West Point due to poor eyesight

2.1.2. Memorized eye chart

2.1.3. Served in World War I

2.2. Married Bess Wallace in 1919

2.2.1. One child, Mary Margaret

2.3. Early politics

2.3.1. Slowly climbed the political power

2.3.2. "The senator from Pendergast" Used his friendship with a fellow soldier, James Pendergast to help him along politically

2.4. Vice President to Franklin D. Roosevelt

2.4.1. "Second Missouri Compromise"

2.4.2. VP for F.D.R.'s fourth term

2.4.3. Little contact with the President

3. Presidency

3.1. Became president in 1945

3.1.1. 33rd President Took over when F.D.R died "The buck stops here"

3.1.2. Ended World War II Bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, Japan Potsdam Conference

3.1.3. Post-war Reconstuction Fair Deal Marshall Plan

3.2. Re-elected in 1948

3.2.1. Not expected to win

3.2.2. "Whistle stop" campaign, beating Thomas Dewey

3.2.3. Desegregated the Armed Forces

3.3. Started the Korean War

3.3.1. Task

3.3.2. Prerequisites

4. Legacy and Post-Presidency

4.1. Post-Presidency

4.1.1. Financial struggles once out of Office

4.1.2. Former President's Act

4.1.3. Presidential Library precedent

4.1.4. Died in 1972 of Pneumonia

4.2. Popularity

4.2.1. Although unpopular during presidency, approval rating raised after, and posthumously.

4.3. Truman Scholarship

4.4. Harry S. Truman Presidential Library and Museum