Truman's Domestic And Foreign Policies

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President Harry S. Truman was born in Lamar, Missouri on May 8, 1884. “The son of John Anderson Truman and Martha Ellen (Young) Truman.” Truman’s father worked as mule trader and a farmer while Martha was a musician and homemaker. Young Truman had three siblings growing up and eventually married his childhood love Bess Wallace on June 28, 1919, (Truman Biography”, n.d.). President Harry S. Truman assumed the responsibilities and duties of an American President after the death of President Franklin D. Roosevelt in 1945. Upon his initiation as president Truman was tasked with what he referred to as “the year of decisions,” in which he analyzed the war and formulated logical and cost efficient solutions to end WWII, (Truman Biography”, n.d.). Truman’s domestic and foreign policies were created to successfully transition the United States into a post-war or “peace-time” economy while avoiding a nationwide economic depression. Truman was successful in his goal to transition the nation’s economy, but only a select few of his policies were passed by congress, such as Truman’s 21-point program, “Fair Deal” and “Brannan Program,” as well as the Truman Doctrine and Marshall plan, (“Harry S. Truman,” n.d.). The Truman Doctrine was a foreign policy by President Harry S. Truman in response to the British having removed their aid to parts of Greece and Turkey that were the opposition in a war against communism influenced by the Soviet Union. Truman’s Marshall Plan named after his
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