Harry Truman Timeline


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Harry Truman Presidency Timeline
Harry Truman was the 33rd President of the United States who served in office from April 12, 1945 to January 20, 1953. What were the key events during his presidency? The Harry Truman Presidency Timeline provides a fast, but detailed, overview of the important issues and key events with a brief explanation of each of the important events and the dates on which they occurred.

Harry Truman Presidency Timeline
Harry Truman Timeline covers the history, important accomplishments and key issues of his presidency from April 12, 1945 to January 20, 1953 that included:

Atomic bombs are dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki
The Cold War begins and the McCarthy Witch hunts
The Korean War (1950-1953)

Harry Truman Presidency Timeline
The following fact file format provides a fast overview of the Harry Truman Presidency with a History Timeline of the important events and accomplishments of his presidency. Harry Truman Presidency Timeline details the sequence of key historical events and accomplishments arranged in chronological order that had a significant impact on the history of the United States of America.

Harry Truman Timeline: Presidential Timeline of Important Events
1945His inauguration as 33rd President of the United States on April 12, 1945 following the untimely death of President Franklin D. Roosevelt.
1945Harry Truman had been vice president for just 82 days before FDR's sudden death and inherited the colossal tasks and decisions required to lead the United States through the end of World War 2
1945July: The United States successfully detonated the first atomic bomb on July 16, 1945
1945The Potsdam Conference: The Big Three (Joseph Stalin, Winston Churchill and . President Harry Truman) met in Potsdam, Germany, from July 17 to August 2, 1945, to negotiate terms for the end of World War II.
1945Hiroshima and Nagasaki: Atomic bombs are dropped on Hiroshima (6 August - US B29 Super fortress bomber, called the 'Enola Gay' and Nagasaki (9 August - US Superfortress 'Bockscar' bomb was called Fat Man).
1945The Surrender of Japan: Japan surrenders on 14 August 1944
1945WW2 ends September 2, 1945
1945The United Nations was created to promote world peace, economic and social development
1945The Nuremburg Trials (1945-1946). In November 1945, in the German city of Nuremberg, the victors of the World War Two began the first international war crimes trial. Those brought to trial, including Hermann Goering, Albert Speer and Rudolf Hess, were accused of committing crimes against peace, and humanity including genocide
1945The Cold War, the struggle between communism and democracy begins: The Cold War was a state of intense political, ideological and military rivalry between the United States and Soviet Union that stopped short of full-scale war
1945The Cold War Arms Race begins
1945The "Iron Curtain" (1945 - 1991) falls separating the West with the communist countries of the East.
1945House of Un-American Activities Committee (HUAC) became a permanent committee in 1945.
1946Operation Crossroads was a program at Bikini Atoll in which two nuclear weapon tests were conducted in the Marshall Islands. The "Able" test detonated an atomic bomb on July 1, 1946 and the "Baker" test was detonated on July 25, 1946
1947President Harry Truman requests funds to support Greek and Turkish efforts to fight communism, marking the beginning of the Truman doctrine.
1947The Truman Doctrine: Providing economic and military aid to any country threatened by communism
1947The Marshall Plan of June 1947: A US-financed relief package to European nations after WW2
1947The Roswell UFO Incident: An unidentified flying object (UFO) crashed on a ranch northwest of Roswell, New Mexico on July 2, 1947. The Government asserted it was the remains of a weather balloon.
1947The Taft-Hartley Act, aka the Labor-Management Relations Act, allowed employees the right not to join unions, required advance notice of a labor strike and required union officials to take an oath pledging they were not communists
1947The Loyalty Review Program (March 21, 1947) screened federal employees for loyalty during the second Red Scare.
1948The Berlin blockade (1 April, 1948 12 May, 1949) by the Soviets closed the entry points to the Western zones of Berlin.
1948The Berlin airlift is initiated to supply West Berlin with basic necessities after the Soviet Union blocks off the city into East and West Berlin
1949Communist forces under Mao Zedong take over mainland China. The US continues to support the government of Nationalist China, led by Chiang Kai-shek
1949The NATO Treaty (April 4, 1949): The North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) is formed by the U S and many western European countries to defend Europe against Soviet aggression.
1950The McCarthy Witch hunts: U.S. Senator Joseph McCarthy begins his communist witch hunt in the United States referred to as McCarthyism
1950The Korean War (1950-1953) is the first armed conflict in the Cold War
1950The US detonates the first hydrogen bomb on November 1, 1952
1951CONELRAD established a system of Nuclear Attack Alerts
1951The 22nd Amendment was made to the US Constitution stating that a person may not be elected President more than twice
1953His presidency and term in office ends. The next US President was Dwight D. Eisenhower
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