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Truman

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Truman

  1. 1. I’m just wild about Harry! Harry Truman 33rd president Democrat 1945-1953 The Buck stops here!
  2. 2. Ending WWII <ul><li>Yalta- Feb, 1945 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>UN </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Poland </li></ul></ul>
  3. 3. Potsdam <ul><li>Nuremberg </li></ul><ul><li>Japan issues </li></ul><ul><li>Did we sell out </li></ul><ul><li>Eastern Europe? </li></ul>
  4. 4. Prepare for a Cold War <ul><li>NATO & UN </li></ul><ul><li>CIA </li></ul><ul><li>Secretary of Defense </li></ul>
  5. 5. Marshall Plan
  6. 6. Fair Deal <ul><li>Universal Health Care? </li></ul><ul><li>Civil Rights </li></ul><ul><li>G.I. Bill </li></ul>
  7. 7. Jackie Robinson
  8. 8. You need me…scary world! <ul><li>Containment!-Stand up to the Soviets! </li></ul><ul><ul><li>George Kennan </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Dean Acheson </li></ul></ul>
  9. 9. 1948 election <ul><li>Truman has no shot! </li></ul>
  10. 10. Strom Thurmond and the Dixiecrats
  11. 11. Results
  12. 12. Shocking!
  13. 13. Truman Doctrine tested <ul><li>Airlift is a success </li></ul>
  14. 14. China falls to communism Mao vs. Chiang
  15. 15. Russia now has the bomb! <ul><li>Rosenbergs </li></ul>
  16. 16. North Korea attacks South
  17. 17. Mac Arthur <ul><li>Pusan </li></ul>
  18. 18. Inchon Offensive <ul><li>OK, but stop if China gets in </li></ul>
  19. 19. There is no substitute for victory!
  20. 20. You’re fired! <ul><li>“ Old Soldiers never die…they just fade away.” </li></ul>
  21. 21. Results in Korea <ul><li>First integrated units! </li></ul><ul><li>First police action </li></ul>
  22. 22. Vietnam involvement begins <ul><li>French fighting communist rebels, known as Viet Minh, in Indo China </li></ul>
  23. 23. Israel <ul><li>1948- Zionism finally met! </li></ul>
  24. 24. 25% approval rating <ul><li>22 nd Amendment </li></ul><ul><li>Repeal it? </li></ul>
  25. 25. <ul><ul><li>GOOD PRESIDENT </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Stood up to Soviets-set Cold War policy for 50 years </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Saved W. Berlin and SK </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>China-not his fault, no other option </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Firing Mac prevented WWIII, saved chain in command </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Had to drop bombs- saved 1 mill Amer lives </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Econ revolution-Marshall and GI Bill </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Desegregates Military </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Organizes CIA, Joint Chiefs, Defense, UN, and NATO </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>BAD PRESIDENT </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>50,000 American lives lost in Korea and NK still around! </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Allows SU to test us in areas… “domino theory” </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Precedent of “police action” instead of declaring war </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>China falls to communism </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Fires hero in Mac Arthur </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Risked American economy through Marshall Plan </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Sold out Eastern Europe to Stalin </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Dropped two atomic bombs </li></ul></ul></ul>

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