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    The General vs. the President

    H.W. Brands talked about his book The General vs. the President: MacArthur and Truman at the Brink of Nuclear War, in which he examines the contentious relationship between President Harry…

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    Sadako Crane Donation to the Truman Library

    Clifton Truman Daniel welcomed a Japanese atomic bomb survivor to his grandfather’s presidential library in Independence, Missouri, for the donation of a rare paper crane that became a…

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    Chief Justice Rehnquist on the Steel Seizures Case

    Chief Justice William Rehnquist talked about the 1952 U.S. Supreme Court case Youngstown Sheet and Tube v. Sawyer, in which the court limited the power of the president to seize property when it ruled 6-3…

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    Greatest Generation in the White House

    Theodore Wilson talked about the military veterans who served in the Oval Office, including Harry Truman, Dwight Eisenhower, John Kennedy, Lyndon Johnson, Richard Nixon, Gerald Ford, Ronald…

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    Harry S. Truman Public Service Award

    The Harry S. Truman Award for Public Service was presented to Rep. Skelton on the steps of the Truman Presidential Museum and Library. Mayor Reimal praised Rep. Skelton’s devotion to his…

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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 Armed Forces, increase…

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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 in the fields of science…

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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 president and his…

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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 back on his…

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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 back on his…

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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 about them and emphasized their role…

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    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, Truman proposed to his…

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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 Japanese Americans. R. Bruce Craig presented his paper…

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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 press. Richard Fried presented his paper,"Truman,…

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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 grandson, Clifton Truman Daniel.…

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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 the FBI.” Landon Storrs presented her paper…

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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 post-World War II communist…

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    Freedom to Serve Forum, Panel 2

    Panelists spoke about the expanding role of women in all branches of the armed forces, from the time of the American Revolution to the present. Judith Hicks Stiehm showed pictures as she gave an overview of the history…

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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 president on…

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    The Law of War

    Fred K. Green, former counsel to General Colin Powell during the first Gulf War, moderated a panel discussion on the law of war. Experts discussed issues of law and the waging of war…

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