Harry S. Truman

Harry S. Truman was the 33rd president of the United States, serving from 1945 to 1953. A leader of the Democratic Party, he previously served as the 34th vice president from January to April 1945 under Franklin Roosevelt and as a United States senator from Missouri from 1935 to January 1945. Assuming the presidency after Roosevelt's death, Truman implemented the Marshall Plan to rebuild the economy of Western Europe and established both the Truman Doctrine and NATO to contain the expansion of Soviet communism. He proposed numerous liberal domestic reforms, but few were enacted by the Conservative Coalition which dominated the Congress. Wikipedia*

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Harry S. Truman has 30 videos in the C-SPAN Video Library; the first appearance was a 1945 Address. The year with the most videos was 1965 with five videos. Most appearances with Lyndon Baines Johnson (5), Jimmy Carter Jr. (3), Dwight D. Eisenhower (3). Most common tags: Truman, Harry S., World War II, American Presidents.

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U.S. President, United States
c. April 12, 1945 - c. January 20, 1953 Videos: 29 U.S. Senator, D-MO January 3, 1935 - January 17, 1945 Videos: 0

Recent Appearances

  • "The President's Responsibility is Inescapable"

    "The President's Responsibility is Inescapable"

    Presidents Harry Truman and Dwight Eisenhower both presided over the early years of the Cold War. This selection of their speeches included Mr.…

  • Korean War Anniversary

    Korean War Anniversary

    Noting the anniversary of the start of the Korean War on June 25, 1950 with President Harry Truman’s address to the nation and…

  • Presidents' Oral Histories

    Presidents' Oral Histories

    Oral histories with President Harry Truman, President Richard Nixon and President Jimmy Carter. They talked about party…

  • <em>Victory</em>


    This U.S. Navy World War II combat bulletin begins with the successful test of an atomic bomb in the New Mexico desert and…

  • Presidential Oral Histories

    Presidential Oral Histories

    Presidents Harry Truman, Richard Nixon and Jimmy Carter, on the two-party system, the Middlle East, and the relationship…

  • The LBJ Tapes: 1964 Presidential Election

    The LBJ Tapes: 1964 Presidential Election

    President Lyndon Johnson talked with staff and advisors about the Democratic National Convention, the upcoming election,…

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