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    Truman's Presidency and World War II

    David McCullough talked about Harry S. Truman’s presidency and World War II. He said that President Truman’s humility and quiet courage, stemming from his working class upbringing in rural…

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    Truman's Decision to Use the Atomic Bomb

    Panelists debated whether the use of the atomic bomb was morally sound, necessary to end the war, or the first shot of the Cold War. With thousands of combatants and civilians dying each month,…

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    Foreign Policy of President Truman

    Wilson Miscamble spoke on the foreign policy initiatives of President Harry Truman. Topics included the transition from President Roosevelt, use of the atomic bomb, and President Truman’s policy toward the…

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    The Presidency in the Nuclear Age, Panel 1

    A panel discussion on how U.S. foreign policy and the presidency have been shaped by the development, use, and spread of nuclear weapons focused on foreign policy decision-making during the Roosevelt and Truman…