When the United States entered World War I in 1917, he helped create the second Regiment of Missouri Field Artillery, which was quickly called into Federal government as the 129th Field Artillery and sent to France. Truman was elevated to Captain and given charge of the regiment's Battery D. On June 28, 1919, Truman wedded Bess Wallace, whom he had known since teenage years. From 1919 to 1922 he ran a men's attire store in Kansas City with his wartime companion, Eddie Jacobson, the store ran unsuccessful during postwar recession. Truman was chosen in 1922, to be one of three judges of the Jackson County Court. He was crushed for reelection in 1924, yet won race as head judge in the Jackson County Court in 1926.
Truman served as Vice President in 1944, underneath Franklin Delano Roosevelt, who was in his fourth term as President. Truman’s running mate for this race was Alben Barkley of Kentucky. On April 12, 1945, Franklin Delano Roosevelt died, leaving Harry Truman as America’s next president. Unfortunately, Roosevelt’s untimely death left Truman in the position of president during the closi... ... middle of paper ... ... the controversial decisions that he made during his previous three years as president. Another reason was that, at that time, the Democratic had split into two separate parties, the Progressive party and the Dixiecrats.
Without much choice, he began work. He started on the Santa Fe railroad at thirty-five dollars a month. He later moved to Kansas City where he worked for the Kansas City Star, then onto the National Bank of Commerce, and finally to the Union National Bank. In 1906, he was called back home to help his family with their farms. For the following ten years, Truman was a successful farmer.
President Ronald Reagan is one of the most known American politicians of all time. He helped redefine the purpose of government and pressured the Soviet Union to end the Cold War and has surpassed odds many presidents would never accomplish. Even though his terms as president caused some problems he solidified the conservative agenda for decades after his presidency. Ronald Regan was born in Tampico, Illinois on February 6, 1911 to John Edward "Jack" Reagan and Nellie Wilson Reagan. He studied in Economics and Sociology at Eureka College but after graduating in 1932, he found work as a radio sports announcer in Iowa.
One of the more interesting factoids about Truman’s birth certificate is his middle name, which is one letter long: “S”. According to Biography.com, Truman’s middle name was the product of a one-month long discussion between his parents, who finally compromised on “S” to honor Solomon Young, his maternal grandfather, and Anderson Shipp Truman, his paternal grandfather. Truman grew up in Independence, Missouri, but he didn’t go to college. Instead, Truman worked in a variety of jobs until he joined the military. After his military career, Truman started a business that was unsuccessful due to the Great Depression, but he “refused to accept bankruptcy and insisted upon paying back all the money he borrowed” (A&E Networks).
Sense he didn’t do sports he was picked on by some of the kids, they also made fun of him because he had glasses. Although he did well in high school he did not attend college after graduation. The reason for this was because college was expensive and his parents could not afford that. Truman started working on a railroad and as a bank clerk. When he turned 22 he moved back to the country and started working for the family farm for the next 11 years.
Although he is a good king, his pride gets him in trouble many times, causing him to face more challenges in his life. Often, he uses his pride as a motivator, driving him through all his challenges to get home. He likes how his people see him: strong, reliable, and brave. He is king and must act like it. His pride in how he appears to his subjects forces him to go out of his way to keep them out of harm’s way.
Truman loving history and politics became a pager at the Democratic National Convention, thanks to his father for having friends who were active in the democratic party. After graduating high school Truman was a timekeeper at a railroad sleeping at different hobo camps. He had many middle class jobs that helped him stay focused and be determined to do good. Harry S. Truman’s dream was attend the United States Military Academy in West Point, but was rejected due to his poor eyesight. He then enlisted in the Missouri Army National Guard where he served from 1905 to 1911 in a Kansas-based artillery battery.
In May of 1923, he sent in essay entitled "The Road Away from Revolution" to the Atlantic Monthly. He described it as an "essay in the form of a challenge." It addressed capitalism and the Russian Revolution and was enormously painful for him to write. Surprisingly, Wilson outlived his successor, President Warren Harding, who died while in office. Wilson died on February 3, 1924.
The fortieth elected president of the United States is none other than the great Ronald Reagan. Reagan left a legacy behind him and still to this day is considered one of the best presidents to serve our nation . Throughout Reagan's life he accomplished many great feats such as being a two-term president, film and television actor, radio announcer, and the governor of California Ronald Reagan was born in Tampico, Illinois to Jack and Nelle Reagan on February 6, 1911. Reagan’s father was a salesman and storyteller while his mother was very involved with the church. Reagan's’ father nicknamed him “Dutch” due to his fat little dutch boy appearance.