Truman Essay | The Legacy of Harry S. Truman

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The Legacy of Harry S. Truman

Summary: Discusses the presidency of Harry S. Truman. Describes the highlights of his term in office. Outlines the qualities that made him a strong, effective leader.
For many people, Harry S. Truman is considered one of the worst presidents in American history because he made the decision to drop the atomic bomb and killed five-hundred thousand innocent civilians. While it is difficult to justify the deaths of so many people, this paper will demonstrate that the dropping of the atomic bomb, like many of Truman's other presidential decisions, was very strategic and actually saved more lives than the bombed destroyed. Harry Truman's ability to consistently make difficult, but correct decisions, under immense pressure, illustrates why he was such a strong president. There are many other examples of Truman's strong leadership skills as evidence by his involvement in the creation of The Marshall Plan and North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO), and his respected diplomatic skills in the creation of the State of Israel and the prevention of the expansion of the...

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