by Hugh H. Henry
Who was Harry Truman
Harry Truman was born on May 8, 1884, that was 131 years ago! When Harry was young, he got glasses that most boys didn’t get , because boys were rough and might break the glass, and cut their eyes. Without the glasses he might not have become president. Then, Harry decided to fight for America in World War I. After the war, Harry got married to Bess on June 28, 1919. On February 17, 1924 Mary Margaret was born(Harry’s only child). After World War II, Harry Truman died on December 26, 1972. Harry was 88 years old when he died.
What Did He Do
Harry Truman fought in World War I, it may have given him a soldier's view when he became president. After the war, Harry opened a men's clothing store with his friend from the army. On January 3, 1935, Harry became Missouri senator, and that lead him to vice president. When Roosevelt died, (the president before Harry)Harry became president on April 12, 1945, during World War II. Harry sent soldiers to fight Japan. In August, 1945, Harry ordered two atomic bombs to drop on Japan, ending the war.