33rd President of the United States
Harry S. Truman - 33rd President of the United States
The single greatest legislative accomplishment in the second half of the twentieth century came on July 30, 1965, the date President Lyndon B. Johnson signed the Social Security Amendments that created Medicare and Medicaid.
Hyperbole is so often used when we discuss the impact that this President or that President had on America, but that just isn't the case for the 26th President of the United States. Theodore Roosevelt was catapulted into the Executive Office after the assassination of William McKinley in September of 1901.
July 30, 1965 is a day that will go down as one of America's greatest days. After a truly bipartisan vote in both the House of Representatives and the US Senate, an amendment to the Social Security Act setting up our nations first public health insurance program passed and was signed into law by President Lyndon B. Johnson.
Fredrick Douglass is one of the greatest people in American history. Douglass started life as a slave and would eventually meet multiple presidents and even be the first African-American to be nominated for the Vice-Presidency (even though he didn't seek nor acknowledge the nomination). Douglass fought against the injustice of slavery for his entire life.
Harry S Truman News & Opinion Articles
|Sat Dec 19, 2015 | thedailybeast.com|
Flora Fraser has an illustrious pedigree.
She’s the granddaughter of the renowned historian Lady Elizabeth Longford, the daughter of noted biographer Antonia Fraser, and...
|Fri Nov 20, 2015 | newyorker.com|
Now we finally know what Bernie Sanders means by “democratic socialism.” Speaking on his political philosophy at Georgetown yesterday, the Vermont senator and Democratic...
|Mon Jul 01, 2013 | aarp.org|
On July 30, 1965, at a public ceremony in Independence, Mo., President Lyndon Baines Johnson signed Medicare into law.
Moments later, the 36th president of the United...
Harry S Truman Videos
|Mini Bio: Harry Truman|
|Thu May 08, 2014|
Harry Truman came from modest beginnings and is the only 20th Century President to not have a college degree. Among his accomplishments as President were integrating the military, defe...
|Harry S. Truman — Home in Independence|
|Thu Oct 08, 2009|
In this vintage footage from Columbia Pictures' 1964 "Decision: The Conflicts of Harry S. Truman", Harry addresses the camera from his front porch in Independence, Missouri, and isn't...