He was Vice President for 82 days when FDR died in office. Truman also completed the rest of FDR's term in office and then was elected President in 1949.
Dwight D. Eisenhower
The US president who followed Truman. After election he immediately signed an armistice and ended the Korean War. He was the army general who led D-Day.
Julius and Ethel Rosenberg
They were minor activist in the American Communist Party. Ethel and Julius Rosenberg were executed in June 1953 despite numerous pleas to spare their lives. (p.619)
General Douglas MacArthur
President Truman fired him on April 11, 1951, which he had no longer had military control in the Korean War.
Senator Joseph McCarthy
He was the most famous anti-communist activist, and a republican from Wisconsin.(p.620)
Eleanor Roosevelt (UN Delegate)
wife of Franklin Roosevelt and a strong advocate of human rights (1884-1962)
British statesman and leader during World War II
"he is credited with turning the Soviet Union into a world power but at a terrible cost to its citizens. He ruled with terror and brutality and saw "enemies" everywhere, even among friends and supporters" (p. 603).
"In contrast, the Communists, led by ___HE___, gained strength through out the country" (p.610)
"a political and military leader of 20th century China" source Wikipedia
Built first suburbs called "Levitt Town"
Well-known US diplomat with much knowledge of Soviet affairs that wrote the article Foreign Affairs in 1947. Strongly advocated the Containment Doctrine.
ten witnesses from the film industry who refused to cooperate with the HUAC's investigation of Communist influence in Hollywood.
was accused of being a spy for the soviet union. (p.618)
The Big Three
Franklin Roosevelt (FDR), Winston Churchill, Joseph Stalin
was a pioneer of the Abstract Expressionist Movement. He was born in 1912, Cody, Wyoming. Pollack used the 'drip and splash' style of painting which made him famous all over the world.
Elvis Presley, born 1935, died 1977. An American singer, actor, and musician. He is a cultural icon, known as simply "Elvis", or "The King of Rock 'n' Roll". He was one of the most influential artists in music's history.
the Central Intelligence Agency-- a U.S. agency created to gather secret information about foreign governments. (p.623)
One of the Southern delegates who, to protest Pres. Truman's civil rights policy, walked out of the 1948 Democratic National Convention and formed the States' Rights Democratic Party. (p. 638)
Vice President under Eisenhower and 37th President of the United States
developer of a vaccine to prevent polio
Pediatrician and author of the Common Sense Book of Baby and Child Care (1946), which emphasized children's need for the love and care of full-time mothers.