Truman 's First Economic Report

1943 Words May 25th, 2016 8 Pages
Harry S. Truman

On 8th of January 1947, at Harry S. Truman’s first economic report as president to the congress of the United Sates, he said, ’America was not built on fear. America was built on courage, on imagination and an unbeatable determination to do the job at hand’, but little did Truman know that these beliefs of his would become misunderstood and critiqued by the masses in coming times.

When Harry S. Truman left the presidency in January 1953, he was one of the most unpopular politicians in the United States. However, this is unjustified as he was a real democrat for the people and was an honest president. Furthermore, he did not make many poor discussions nor was he inadequate leader, yet he got undeserved and bias criticism by the people of the United States. Truman continually faced tough challenges and had to pick up from where Franklin D. Roosevelt 's unanticipated death left the nation in a mess. He was the Commander in Chief of the United States military during the final months of World War II. Under his command, the U.S. dropped two atomic bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki, Japan, effectively ending the war. For many Americans, Truman 's legacy as the nation 's leader centres on these controversial decisions. He had courage, imagination and an unbeatable determination to do the job at hand, yet he was branded as a bad president during his time. In spite of that, he has overcome his challenges and had stayed strong even after he returned to private life,…
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