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    President Truman and Societal Effects of National Security

    Panelists talked about President Truman’s national security initiatives and their long-term impact on society. Topics included defense projects that funded educational programs…

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    President Truman and National Security

    Panelists talked about President Truman’s defense policy and the expansion of the National Security apparatus under the 33rd president. They spoke about his efforts to unify the…

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    Harry Truman at School

    Raymond Geselbracht, special assistant to the director of the Harry S. Truman Presidential Library, talked about what Truman’s elementary and high school education say about the…

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    Dialogue With the Future, Part 2

    Decision: The Conflicts of Harry S. Truman is a series of 26 half hour films about Harry S. Truman’s presidency. Each episode of this series features President Truman looking…

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    Dialogue with the Future, Part 1

    Decision: The Conflicts of Harry S. Truman is a series of 26 half hour films about Harry S. Truman’s presidency. Each episode of this series features President Truman looking…

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    Book Discussion on Truman's Grandview Farm

    After his grandfather’s death, Harry Truman worked on his family’s 2000 acre Missouri farm. In the 12 years he worked the farm before he left to serve during World War I,…

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    President Truman and Civil Liberties

    Panelists talked about the tension between national security and civil liberties during the Truman administration, focusing on the Alger Hiss case and the president’s relations with…

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    Liberty and Security, Part 2

    Panelists talked about the tension between national security and civil liberties during the Truman administration, focusing on McCarthyism and the president’s relationship with the…

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    American Westward Expansion

    John Mark Lambertson talked about the history of the major western trails which left from Missouri, the Santa Fe, Oregon, and California Trails. He focused on common misinformation…

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    Ken Hechler on Civil Rights in the Truman Administration

    Ken Hechler, former speechwriter and aide of President Truman, talked about civil liberties and the Truman administration. He was interviewed by President Truman’s eldest…

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    Liberty and Security, Part 1

    Panelists talked about the tension between national security and civil liberties during the Truman administration. Athan Theoharis presented his paper “The Truman Presidency and…

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    Civil Liberties Legacy of Harry Truman

    After introductory remarks by Michael Devine and Clifton Truman Daniel, Richard Kirkendall talked about the roots of President Truman’s Containment Policy and his approach to the…

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    Truman Presidency 50th Anniversary

    President Clinton, former presidents, and others paid tribute to President Truman’s leadership during the end of World War Two and the beginning of the Cold War. He became…

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    President Truman on Stalin

    Former President Harry Truman talked about his relationship with the Soviet dictator Joseph Stalin in a series of outtakes from his television documentary series “Decision: The…

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    The Legacy of President Truman and China

    A panel discussion was held on the Truman administration’s foreign policy in East Asia following World War II, focusing on China. After the panelists had presented their papers…

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    CIA Korean War Secret Documents Panel

    Sixty years after the start of the Korean War, newly declassified documents relating to the Korean War and North Korea during the Cold War were released. Retired Major General Singlaub…

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    Opening of CIA Korean War Secret Documents

    Sixty years after the start of the Korean War, the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) released over 900 newly declassified documents from both the U.S. and communist governments showing the…

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    The Legacy of President Truman and Korea

    A panel discussion was held on the Truman administration’s foreign policy in East Asia following World War II, focusing on Korea. After their papers were presented, the panelists…

    673 views
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    The Legacy of President Truman and Japan

    A panel discussion was held on the Truman administration’s foreign policy in East Asia following World War II, focusing on Japan. After their papers were presented, the panelists…

    333 views
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    President Truman and General MacArthur

    Ken Hechler, former White House assistant to President Truman, was interviewed by Robert Watson about President Truman’s relationship with General Douglas MacArthur. General…

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