Essays Tagged: "Truman"

The US Election of 1948

esident' (Reichard 2). Roosevelt's Death on April 12, 1945, only weeks after inauguration, elevated Truman to the highest office in the land for as close to a full term as could be imagined without ha ... se to a full term as could be imagined without having run for the position. The country was at war. Truman had no choice but to hit the ground running, and he did, at first. 'The American People, eage ...

(7 pages) 86 1 3.0 Jan/1996

Subjects: History Term Papers > North American History

The Governmental Process Interest Groups David B. Truman Information and ideas about Interest Groups

The Governmental ProcessInterest GroupsDavid B. TrumanInterest groups are characterized by shared attitudes. This allows such groups "frames of refe ... same political agenda even when they are exposed to the same information. We are first individuals. Truman uses our political parties as an example of this.Interest groups have been around for a long ...

(1 pages) 107 1 4.4 Jan/2003

Subjects: Law & Government Essays

To what extent were the bombs dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki necessary to end World War II? Includes Bibliography and Footnotes (if you care to message me for them)

Potsdam declaration expressed a clear refusal of the Allied terms1. The only other options open to Truman were a blockade or invasion. The bomb was conveniently promoted as a legitimate weapon of war ... 98). 66-78.Miller, S. Mastering modern European history. Basingstoke : Macmillan, 1997Newman, R. P. Truman and the Hiroshima cult. East Lansing : Michigan State University Press, 1995.Stürmer, M. ...

(6 pages) 257 6 4.4 Jun/2003

Subjects: History Term Papers > World History > World War II

The Course Of The Korean War And Why Did It Last Until 1953.

their outpost in the East. A massive Communist stronghold had appeared. Furthermore, spies informed Truman that Stalin was using Cominform to help Communists win power in other parts of the world. Man ... advances pushed the South Koreans into the very South Eastern corner of the mainland.At this point, Truman sent advisers to the area to asses the situation. He also put huge pressure on the U.N. Secur ...

(3 pages) 63 1 4.5 Jul/2003

Subjects: History Term Papers > Asian History

Biography of President Harry S. Truman.

Henry Truman became the thirty third president of the United States on April 12, 1945. Upon the death of F ... he told reporters, "I felt like the moon, the stars, and all the planets had fallen on me." During Truman's presidency Germany surrendered (May 8, 1945) and Japan surrendered (Aug. 14, 1945), ending ... idency Germany surrendered (May 8, 1945) and Japan surrendered (Aug. 14, 1945), ending World War II.Truman was born in Lamar, Missouri, on May 8, 1884. He joined the Baptist church in Kansas City, Mis ...

(4 pages) 70 0 5.0 Aug/2003

Subjects: History Term Papers > North American History

How far should the outcome of the Korean War be seen as a triumph for the USA? (do mind the sp mistakes my spell check wasn't working!)

not of critical interest to them, but merely a pawn to prove they were rigidly anti-communist. This Truman's government failed to prove to critics. Thus it can be argued regardless of the resulting st ...

(4 pages) 160 6 3.6 Dec/2003

Subjects: History Term Papers > World History > The Cold War

Truman Speaks An exclusive interview with Truman Burbank An Imaginary Interview from the Movie The Truman Show

Me: So Truman, let's start at the beginning. What first made you think that something was wrong with your w ... that nothing was going on; it just clicked.Me: How did you feel when you found the door in the sky?Truman: Thankful, really. I knew I wasn't crazy. It was kind of exciting to know I was right. But it ... e rest of the real world was watching you 24 hours a day?Me: Well, I guess I would be surprised too.Truman: Surprised is not even the word...Me: I suppose not. So what happened when you walked through ...

(3 pages) 35 0 5.0 Apr/2004

Subjects: Art Essays > Film & TV Studies > Film Review and Analysis

Truman and the atom bomb. what is the background to the dropping of the atom bomb?

When Truman became president on April 12, 1945, upon the death of President Roosevelt, he had no knowledg ... memorandum and rather silly" and he gave the President a list of scientists actually engaged in it.Truman's first connection with the bomb project - though he knew nothing of what the project was - o ... hairman of the Senate Special Committee to Investigate the National Defense Program - known as the "Truman Committee," when the first appropriation for the project came before the appropriations commi ...

(4 pages) 75 1 3.7 May/2004

Subjects: History Term Papers > World History

"UN activity in the Korean War was nothing more than a cover for US anti-communism." Discuss.

7th, 1950, establishing UNC under the command of American general Douglas MacArthur. Prior to this, Truman had already given orders for the US forces to protect ROK troops before the Security Council ... UN command, was it under the control of an American unsupervised by the UN and accountable only to Truman?Shen Zhihua defends MacArthur's position as "logical leadership" by the natural leadership of ...

(4 pages) 41 0 4.7 May/2004

Subjects: History Term Papers > World History > The Cold War

Red scare, fear of communism essay. Argues that politicians used the Red Scare to gain power

Soviets propelled the fear of communism in Berlin and during the Korean War. In July 1945, Stalin, Truman, and Churchill met in Potsdam where they split up Germany. Britain, France, and The United St ... s, the west. These four nations divided Germany's capital city, Berlin in 4 ways also. Stalin's and Truman's mistrust grew and Truman formed the idea of containment or the restriction of communism to ...

(7 pages) 116 0 4.0 Jun/2004

Subjects: History Term Papers

Who was responsible for the beginning of the Cold War, US or USSR?

The Cold War was began by actions made by the leaders of the US and USSR on that time, Stalin and Truman.Stalin actions make the impression on the West that he wanted to spread communism, but instea ... so Oder-Neisse, in Germany, was occupied by Soviet army without the approval if other world leaders.Truman, as well, has a very big responsibility for starting the Cold War. A series of actions led St ...

(1 pages) 67 1 3.0 Jul/2004

Subjects: History Term Papers > World History > The Cold War

Explain how and why both the USSR and the USA got involved in the Korean War.

coming to power. In the Far East, too, they were getting powerful - China turned Communist in 1949. Truman believed that, if one country fell to Communism, then others would follow, like a line of dom ... merica's involvement in the war.The second reason was just to try to undermine Communism. President Truman believed that capitalism, freedom and the American way of life were in danger of being overru ...

(2 pages) 16 0 0.0 Sep/2004

Subjects: History Term Papers > World History > The Cold War

Evaluate the ways in which the U.S. tried to contain communism.

to bring the war between the Japanese to a quick end with few loss of American lives. Described by Truman as " the greatest thing in history" the bomb had a very devastating effect taking up to 70 00 ... , this was particularly to impress Stalin and scare him if possible. However this was to blow up in Truman's face. Stalin feeling that it was an insult that he was never informed of such a weapon by h ...

(6 pages) 37 0 2.0 Nov/2004

Subjects: History Term Papers > World History > The Cold War

Agree or Disagree: "President Truman did not take effective action to prevent the spread of Communist influence following World War II."

II, the Soviet Union emerged as a great Communist Power with wide influences and many people blamed Truman for not taking effective action to prevent the fall of China and Korea to the Communist contr ... s understood that communism would expand relentlessly whether Russia was communist or tsarist. Thus Truman formed many alliances and gave aid to the non-communist countries to help promote the contain ...

(9 pages) 43 0 4.6 Dec/2004

Subjects: History Term Papers > North American History > North American Presidents

To what extent could the Cold War have been avoided?

Some of the foremost events that could be taken into consideration are Churchill's Iron Speech and Truman's 1947 address to congress. However, in a wider context, ideological reasons were at the orig ... plementation of an officially declared rivalry, which would have leaded to a war.President Harry S. Truman stressed in his address to congress in March 1947 that the United States of America would com ...

(3 pages) 45 0 1.0 Apr/2005

Subjects: History Term Papers > World History > The Cold War

The Decision to Drop the Atom Bomb on Hiroshima

Truman's decision to drop the atomic bomb on Japan was absolutely the right decision. Not only did i ... pped the bomb, the war could have and would have dragged on for four or five more years. Had Truman decided not to drop the bomb, Japan would have become a major threat to world peace. It would ... reason if the Emperor told them to do it. This all means that Japan was a threat to world peace and Truman was justified in dropping the bomb on them. When Truman decided to drop the bomb to sa ...

(2 pages) 58 0 2.8 May/2005

Subjects: History Term Papers > World History > World War II

The dropping of the atomic bombs on japan, right or wrong?

should not have happened but we will never really know the truth as we can not go into the heads of Truman and his advisors or Suzuki the Japanese Prime Minister. Truman said to an aid, "I am going to ... man in history has ever had to make... it is terrifying to think about what I will have to decide."Truman's decision was a hard one to make as there were many reasons for and against the bombs. We as ...

(12 pages) 186 2 5.0 Jul/2005

Subjects: History Term Papers > World History > World War II

Impact of Interest Groups on American Elections

own ideals instead of the more important issues of national interest.However, according to David B. Truman it is impossible to define what national interest is. To different people national interest o ... e what national interest is. To different people national interest or issues mean different things. Truman said that there is no "national interest" apart from the interests of pressure groups. Pressu ...

(10 pages) 105 0 4.0 Aug/2005

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Political Science

Political Climate of the 1950's.

ting left-wing ideas (and their long history in the working class movements) from American Society. Truman passed the loyalty Act in 1947 which forced government workers to sign anti-communist loyalty ...

(4 pages) 148 1 3.0 Nov/2005

Subjects: History Term Papers > World History

Who is most to blame for the Cold War?

After the surrender of Nazi Germany, the relationship of Allies started undermining when Truman and Stalin disagreed over several issues such as how to divide Germany and the size of repara ... nsible for this.Germany was always one of the biggest disagreements among the Allies. As mentioned, Truman and Stalin failed to agree on the size of reparation and the question on how to divide German ... hat there was no freedom either in Greece, British Colonies in Africa and Middle East at that time. Truman has introduced Truman Doctrine to help any nation that is under Soviet threats of taking over ...

(3 pages) 31 0 2.3 Apr/2006

Subjects: History Term Papers > World History > The Cold War