HARRY S. TRUMAN

Outline

  • Background Information

  1. Birth: Truman was born in Independence, Missouri State on May 8th, 1884 to Martha Truman and John Anderson Truman.

  2. School: He attended Noland and Columbia grade schools

  3. Early career: Truman worked as a timekeeper for railway organization, and a bookkeeper and clerk, returned to farming and later joined the army.

  • Thesis statement

  1. Truman as a citizen and President was a hard working gentleman.

Body

  • Marriage: Truman married Elizabeth “Bess” Wallace in 1919 and had one daughter.

  • Politics: Truman was elected as an administrative and presiding judge, he became senator, deputy president and then president.

  • Labor Day Speech: Laborers had a duty to unite and elect leaders who will fight for their rights.

Conclusion

  • Death: Passed on in 1972

  • Reinstating Thesis: He was indeed a hardworking man

Truman was the 33rd president of the United States andwas born in Independence, Missouri State on May 8th, 1884 to MarthaTruman and John Anderson Truman a farmer1.After attending Noland and Columbia grade schools, Truman worked as atimekeeper for railway organization, and a bookkeeper and clerk fortwo banks in Kansa City before returning to farming and later joinedthe army2.Truman as a citizen and President was a hard working gentleman.

After the World War I, Truman married Elizabeth“Bess” Wallace in 1919 and had one daughter. He began a hat shopwith Eddie Jacobson, which failed in 19223.Truman was then elected as an administrative and presiding judgebefore he became a senator. Later, he became the president whenPresident Franklin Delano Roosevelt died in office in 1944 afterbeing his deputy for 82 days. In his first term, Truman dropped anatomic bomb on Japan, which ended the World War II4.

One significant labor dispute during Truman’s term wasone between the steel mill owners and the United Steel Workers ofAmerica. As a consequence, he seized the mills, which led to a courtbattle that he lost5.In his speech on Labor Day in Cadillac Square, Detroit, Truman statedthat he believed in strong and free labor movements and for that tobe maintained there was a need for a friendly congress andadministration. He reminded laborers that they had a duty to uniteand elect leaders that would preserve and uphold their rights andstandards of living6.

Thus, after Truman left office in 1953, he enjoyed hislife until he passed on in 1972 having lived a fulfilling life as acitizen and president 7.In his lifetime, he proved that he was indeed a hardworking mandespite some few challenges that he faced.

Bibliography

Busch, Andrew&nbspE. Busch, A. E. (2016). Citizen Soldier: A Lifeof Harry S. Truman. By Aida D. Donald.(New York, NY: Basic Books.New York, NY: Basic Books, 2016. doi:10.1111/hisn.12087.

&quotHarry S. Truman: Labor Day Address in Cadillac Square,Detroit.&quot The American Presidency Project. AccessedOctober&nbsp2,&nbsp2016.http://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/ws/index.php?pid=12988.

1 Busch, Andrew&nbspE. (2016). Citizen Soldier: A Life of Harry S. Truman. By Aida D. Donald.(New York, NY: Basic Books. New York, NY: Basic Books, 2016. doi:10.1111/hisn.12087.

2 Ibid

3 Ibid

4 Ibid

5 Ibid

6 Harry S. Truman: Labor Day Address in Cadillac Square, Detroit.&quot The American Presidency Project. Accessed October&nbsp2,&nbsp2016. http://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/ws/index.php?pid=12988

7 Busch