The President Of The United States

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The United States first declared its independence back in 1776. Just a decade later, the Constitution was written and signed on September 17, 1787. To this day, this document represents the supreme law of the United States of America. The first President of the United States was elected on February 4th in 1789. His name of course was George Washington. This was the start of the United States, since then we have had 43 other presidents. Each and every one of those presidents has done something for our country. Whether good or bad, effective or not very effective this is how our country has become what it is today. Since WWII, the United States has had 12 different Presidents that have led our nation and looked over significant events and decisions that have shaped this country. Harry S. Truman was the 33rd president from 1945 to 1953. Under Truman’s presidency the Germans surrendered on May 8, 1945. Truman was also the president who made possibility the biggest decision of any presidency. Which was the dropping of the most terrible weapon ever known (atomic bomb) into two major cities located in Japan. With Truman’s approval, one of the atomic bombs were dropped on Hiroshima on August 6, 1945 the other one was dropped on Nagasaki just three days later on August 9, 1945. The combined casualties of both of these bombs are in the hundreds of thousands. This left Japan no choice, but to surrender as Germany did. Which they did, just five days after the last bombing they

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