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The End of National Turmoil

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The End of National Turmoil

At the time President Harry S. Truman took office, the country was still shaken by the unexpected death of President Franklin D. Roosevelt, and many obstacles stood in the new president's way. One of these obstacles – national turmoil – had taken over the United States, and President Truman was the only one who could save the country from it. President Harry S. Truman overcame national turmoil by furthering the New Deal, commanding the end of World War II, and ordering atomic bombs to be dropped on Japan.

The first way President Truman conquered national turmoil was by his efforts to further President Roosevelt's New Deal. President Roosevelt constructed the New Deal as a way for the United States to get out of the Great Depression by trying to quicken the rate the economy was recovering (Rung, Margaret C.). President Truman first wanted to further the New Deal by making one individual the secretary of state who would oversee all divisions of the armed forces (Hamby, Alonzo). If Congress passed this, the secretary of state would be in charge of making sure that each division of the armed forces was equipped with proper equipment, they would be responsible for making new weapons, planning out the strategies that should be used, and gaining new information (Defense, Department of). This is one way how President Truman was trying to further the New Deal that would help the country recover from the Great Depression quicker, thus ending the strife caused by it. This was passed by Congress, which is why we have one secretary of defense today who oversees all armed forces.

The second thing President Truman wanted to do was get national health care for American citizens and establish “a permanent Fair Em...

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...m nation turmoil, and succeeded in overcoming it. He did so by furthering the New Deal, commanding the end of World War II, and dropping atomic bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki, Japan. This is very significant even today because by President Truman overcoming national turmoil, he saved the United States from the grave danger it was facing.

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