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Harry Truman 's Moral Decision Theory

- ... Truman had no intentions if raising the subject of the atomic diplomacy at the Potsdam Conference. This created a misunderstanding that were unsuited disputes, which no one could resolve over plain talk. These bombings occurred on August 6 and August 9 this had killed over 100,000 and this later forced the Japanese into unconditional surrender. This was one of the greatest ethical dilemma he had face, by ending war with Japan by using the atomic bomb. After a few weeks of him being president, the war in Europe had ended with the defeat of Germany....   [tags: Cold War, World War II, Harry S. Truman]

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Harry S. Truman's Accomplishments: Dessegregation and Hiroshima

- The actions and decisions made by the United States President, leader of the free world, are subject to be analyzed, scrutinized, and debated for the rest of eternity. These decisions are how that man will be judged. Out of the 44 men to hold this honored position, one man, Harry S. Truman, made several proclamations such as the institution of Desegregation in the US Military, the dropping the atomic bombs, and the declaration of the Martial Law, which forever changed our society and the world as we know it....   [tags: Harry S. Truman, president, USA, Dessegregation, H]

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Harry Truman: The Atomic Bomb

- President Harry Truman, 33rd president of the United States, had to face one of the most effective decisions of mankind. The atomic bomb was first served as an idea which was created underneath the United States government. With a nuclear weapon like the atomic bomb, came great responsibility. The idea of how to use and regulate the bomb was not yet implemented. Truman's decision to drop the atomic bomb changed the way Americans thought about war because of its traumatic after effects. Under President Franklin D....   [tags: Hiroshima and Nagasaki, Manhattan Project]

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Harry Truman's Bombs in Japan

- For decades, Harry Truman, the 33rd President of the United States of America, has always been remembered as the man who made the decision to launch the atomic bomb onto two cities in Japan, Hiroshima and Nagasaki, in 1945. The president’s action was the most important decision any President would ever have to make. Many years before, scientists had spoken with Harry Truman concerning a type of nuclear bomb that had a destructive rate of more than twenty-thousand pounds of dynamite. This project was known as the “Manhattan Project”....   [tags: scientists, decision, atomic, bomb]

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Truman Made the Right Choice

- President Harry Truman’s use of the atomic bomb on Hiroshima and Nagasaki, Japan during the Second World War is the most controversial decision in history. While it was an undoubtedly difficult decision, it was indeed necessary in order to end this six year war that had ravaged the world. While many critics argue that the bomb was used primarily as an act of vengeance toward Japan, simplifying such a crucial moment in human history downplays the very real threat Japan posed to the United States....   [tags: Harry Truman, Atomic Bomb]

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President Harry S. Truman

- President Harry S. Truman was born in the small town of Lamar, Missouri on May 8, 1884 to a farmer and livestock dealing father, John Anderson Truman and Martha Ellen Young Truman. Truman was named after his grandfather on his mother’s side, Harrison Young. He was given a middle initial but not an actual middle name; it is only ‘S’ which was to please his two grandfathers and refers to their names, Anderson Shipp Truman and Soloman Young. Truman had two siblings, John Vivian and Mary Jane. Soon after Harry was born, his parents moved the family to a farm near Harrisonville and when he was 6 years old they moved to Independence, Missouri where he attended the Presbyterian Church Sunday School...   [tags: American Presidents]

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Harry Truman's Decision to Drop the Atomic Bomb

- To what extent was Harry Truman’s decision to drop atomic bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki justified. A. Plan of Investigation Research Question: To what extent was Harry Truman’s decision to drop atomic bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki justified. This investigation assesses President Harry Truman’s decision to drop atomic bombs on both Hiroshima and Nagasaki. It will determine whether or not his decision was justified. This investigation will scrutinize the reasons that made Harry Truman feel inclined to drop atomic bombs over Hiroshima and Nagasaki....   [tags: Hiroshima, Nagasaki, US History, President]

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President Harry Truman 's School Lunch Program

- ... The U.S. General Accounting Office released a report in May 2003, “School Lunch Program: Efforts Needed to Improve Nutrition and Encourage Healthy Eating,” indicating that some schools have made “measurable progress” but most require additional improvements in both food and nutrition education.”( Cooper). The National School Lunch Program requirements requirements set by the USDA in the Dietary Guidelines for Americans, including the limits that no more than 30 percent of calories in a meal may come from fat and no more than 10 percent of calories from saturated fat....   [tags: Nutrition, Obesity, National School Lunch Act]

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Harry S Truman

- Harry S Truman was the 33rd President of the United States. He was born in Lamar, Missouri, in 1884. He grew up in Independence and worked for 12 years as a farmer on his parents’ lands. In 1917, soon after the USA entered the First World War, he was enlisted in the army. After returning from the war Harry Truman joined the Democratic Party. Since then he became an active participant of the local politics. His political career started with the election as a judge in Jackson County Court in 1922....   [tags: American History, Politics]

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Harry Truman

- Harry Truman Harry Truman, a president who witnessed and was a part of some of the most memorable events in U.S. and world history, is said to have had a reputation for being an honest and efficient man. Born in the town of Lamar, Missouri on May 8, 1884, Truman was used to living a humble life. Growing up as a Baptist on a farm near Independence, Missouri, Truman was the eldest of three children. His parents were John and Martha Truman. As a youth, Truman had weak eyesight which resulted in keeping him out of the regular army....   [tags: Papers]

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Harry Truman

- Harry Truman Harry Truman became President in April of 1945, and led 2 very vibrant terms. Although he was very unpopular and inexperienced, he made a lot of important decisions, which helped America to develop during a difficult period in time. He also solved many national and international crises, and without his leadership, the nation may not have prospered the way it did in the years following his Presidency. Truman was sworn in while there was an Allied attack of Germany and preparations for an invasion of Japan....   [tags: Papers]

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Harry Truman

- At the time WWII was ending, Roosevelt, who was our president who led Americans through the Depression and WWII, died. Harry S. Truman the vice president takes over and carries out Roosevelt's plans and new plans for the ending and reconstruction of the war throughout the world. Truman will be remembered in history for all his contributions and hard work put into our war effort and helping international economy. Harry S. Truman was the 33rd President of the United States. Born on May 8, 1884, in Lamar, Missouri, he was the oldest of three children....   [tags: Biography]

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Why Harry Truman Dropped the Bomb on Hiroshima, and the Consequences for Humanity

- ... The prisoners were given little food or water during the march, which led to starvation and extreme fatigue for many of the soldiers. On occasion, soldiers would break formation to try and drink stagnant water of the sides of the road, after having their canteens emptied by the Japanese. These actions resulted in being bayoneted or shot. Other actions by the Japanese were dragging prisoners behind trucks, making the prisoners sit in the sun for hours without shade, and random executions . This brutal treatment of these prisoners resulted in over 5,000 deaths and has been labeled as one of the worst atrocities in modern wartime history....   [tags: ABomb, World War II, beginning of Cold War]

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The Process of Developing Policies: The President and Foreign Affairs

- Harry Truman was once asked ‘who made US foreign policy’ he simply replied ‘I do’ . The United State president has always put the issue of foreign affairs to the fore front in order to retain the superpower America is. Although the President is viewed as the key decision maker in foreign policy the executive branch is not the only branch involved in determining the course of American foreign policy. The process of developing policies is of great importance to the branches involved because the United states government has the power to influence the lives of many people through the polices....   [tags: harry truman, superpower, congress]

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Harry S. Truman 's The Atomic Bomb

- ... This airlift was supported both by the United States and the British. This small-scale airlift began to increase in size. It expanded to sustain a region of 2.5 million civilians. The Soviet Union began to harass some flights, but never seriously damaging the airlift.The blockade was lifted on may 12th 1949 after a 3 month period. This showed showed the morality even for people not within his jurisdiction(Berlin). People say that Truman 's choice was the best to make, only 10 percent of votes disagreed with the choice to use the atomic bomb....   [tags: Cold War, World War II, Korean War, Joseph Stalin]

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Harry S. Truman: A Tremendously Influential President

- Harry S. Truman was born in Lamar, Missouri on May 8, 1884 and was at first just an average boy and then man, with dreams in the music field and interests in reading and history. His mother greatly supported his ideas and desires and wished him the best. Truman worked a series of clerical jobs and worked on the Santa Fe Railroad as well (“Harry S. Truman”). Truman’s first encounter with politics was when he served in WWI and was a captain in the Field Artillery in France. When he returned from France he married Bess Wallace on June 28, 1919....   [tags: Biograhpy]

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Influential US Presidents: Harry S. Truman

- What does it mean to you when you hear ‘Visionary Leader’ or ‘Ethical Leader?’ Who do you think of. I reflected back on my career to determine what leaders I have worked for that match these statements. Once I begun to research leaders that would fit into both categories I came across someone that stood out to me: President Harry S. Truman. He was regarded as an honest, hardworking, ethical, and visionary leader dedicated to the betterment of the United States. He made ethical decisions based on the best interests of the American people, and he had a vision to transform the economy of the United States....   [tags: visionary, ethical leaders]

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Harry S. Truman

- Biography 1. Date of Birth & Birth Place Harry S. Truman was born on May 8, 1884 in Lamar, Missouri. 2. Childhood John A. Truman sold and bought livestock form a lot adjacent to their house when Harry was first born. When Harry was ten months old the Trumans sold their house and stocklot to move to Harrisonville, Missouri. From Harrisonville they moved to Belton, then to Grandview, and finally settled in Independence, Missouri when Harry Truman was six years old. President Truman was the oldest of three children and the only one born in Lamar....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Harry S. Truman

- Harry S. Truman Depending on how old you are, it is possible that you have experienced many great presidents throughout your lifetime. Every single person in this world has their own view as to what a president’s role in the world should be, and how their values should reflect them. So far, the United States has gone through 42 Presidents who have all offered many new ideas that have aided our country tremendously. One of these great men was our 33rd President, Harry S. Truman who was thrown into the presidents’ seat on April 12, 1945 when Franklin Delano Roosevelt died suddenly....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Harry Shippe Truman

- Harry Shippe Truman missing works cited When Harry Truman was about five years old, his family noticed he was having eye troubles. With these eye problems, Harry wasn't able to see stars or the falling dust from fireworks. Harry never noticed this. When his mother got his first pair of glasses, they were thick glass in which the doctor said that he shouldn't run hard or play in many sports with them on. Harry saw a whole new world when he first got the glasses. He would stare for hours just looking at the bright stars....   [tags: Biographies Presidents Essays]

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Harry S Truman

- Harry S Truman was short and resembled an owl with his thick round glasses. He spoke in the Midwesterner's flat, nasal tone. But he was definitely real, and established a reputation for speaking the truth. Born in Lamar, MO, on May 8, 1884, Truman was the oldest of three children of John Anderson and Martha Ellen (Young) Truman. His birthplace was just south of the area where his grandparents had moved from Kentucky four decades earlier. The letter "S" in his name was not an abbreviation. It because of the family's lack of the ability to decide which of his grandfathers, Anderson Shipp Truman and Solomon Young, names to use....   [tags: Biography Biographies Bio]

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Harry S. Truman

- Biography: During his few weeks as Vice President, Harry S Truman scarcely saw President Roosevelt, and received no briefing on the development of the atomic bomb or the unfolding difficulties with Soviet Russia. Suddenly these and a host of other wartime problems became Truman's to solve when, on April 12, 1945, he became President. He told reporters, "I felt like the moon, the stars, and all the planets had fallen on me." Truman was born in Lamar, Missouri, in 1884. He grew up in Independence, and for 12 years prospered as a Missouri farmer....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Harry S. Truman

- Harry S. Truman was the 33rd President of the United States. Born on May 8, 1884, in Lamar, Missouri, he was the oldest of three children. Truman had no middle name. His parents apparently gave him the middle initial “S” to appease two family relatives. At age six, his family moved to Independence, Missouri, where he attended Sunday school. There he met five year-old Elizabeth Wallace, with whom he later fell in love with. Beginning school at age eight, Truman modeled thick glasses to correct his poor eyesight....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Harry S Truman-The Early Years

- Discuss Truman’s early life, including early business, his army service and his political life up through his career in the Senate. Harry S. Truman was born on May 8, 1884, in Lamar, MO. He was the son of John Anderson and Martha Ellen Young Truman. A family compromise between grandfathers middle names, Shipp and Solomon resulted giving him only the middle initial S. Sometimes he used a period (.), sometimes he didn’t. In his early childhood, he moved yearly from farm to farm. In 1890 the family moved to Independence, MO where they remained until 1902....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Harry S. Truman, A Farmer And A Mule Trader And His Mother

- ... Truman was eventually promoted to captain for his admirable actions and leadership in the war while he was stationed in France. In spite of a generally shy and cool demeanor. Truman over time accumulated a great amount of respect from his fellow men working alongside him, his men found that his cool headedness, and abilities to operate and conduct his squad throughout heavy fighting during the war the. After the war, Truman returned home and married his childhood sweetheart, Elizabeth “Bess” Wallace in 1919, with whom he had one daughter, Mary Margaret....   [tags: Franklin D. Roosevelt, World War II]

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Senator Joseph McCarthy and The Committee of Unamerican Activities (HUAC)

- The political cartoon “It’s Okay--Were  Hunting Communists”manages to sum up the events and political chaos of "The Red Scare"(751, Government and Law). Specifically, the artist is able to mock President Harry Truman, Senator Joseph McCarthy, and The Committee of Unamerican Activities(HUAC). The artist use of facial expression and symbolism paints a picture for the audience, and their feelings towards these issues. The use of this political cartoon also take historical events, and helps to illustrate the meaning and consequences of these events....   [tags: political cartoon, Harry Truman, Red Scare]

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President Harry S. Truman's Executive Order 9981

- President Harry S. Truman's Executive Order 9981 On July 26, 1948, President Harry S. Truman orders the desegregation of the Armed Forces by Executive Order 9981. Prior to Harry Truman passing the Executive Order 9981 on February 2, 1948 he asked Congress to create a permanent FEPC, and in December 1946, he appointed a distinguished panel to serve as the President's Commission on Civil Rights, which would recommend "more adequate means and procedures for the protection of the civil rights of the people of the United States." The Commission noted the many restrictions on blacks, and urged that each person, regardless of race, color or national origin, should have access to equal...   [tags: essays research papers]

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How Presidents Harry S. Truman and Dwight D. Eisenhower Tried to Stop Communism

- As president, both Harry S. Truman (Democrat) and Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican) made it a top priority to contain the spread of communism. Both served for two terms in office. President Truman served as Vice-President for Roosevelt a mere eighty-two days when Roosevelt died making him the 33rd president. Truman demonstrated an aggressive and expensive methodology of dealing with Stalin and the Soviet Union. Eisenhower, conversely, concentrated his foreign policy more on promoting superior United States nuclear weapon technologies to deter Soviet expansion and the spread of communism....   [tags: communism, policy, nuclear weapon]

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The End of National Turmoil

- 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....   [tags: New Deal, Harry S. Truman, American History]

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The Soviet Union And The Cold War

- ... According to Gerstle, although the anti-communist crusade was used as a warning for minorities to behave and “play by America’s rules,” (page 262) and provoked secret pro-labor civil rights initiatives of the NAACP, Urban League, and the black press, an unexpected turn caused Anti-Semitic sentiments to plummet, while civic nationalism and civil rights movements increased. (page 240) Gerstle reveals that the Cold War was good for reform programs of the new deal state, and that “it prolonged the heyday of the Rooseveltian nation.” (page 241) After all, the US didn 't want minorities to gravitate toward Soviet ideas....   [tags: Cold War, United States, Harry S. Truman]

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The Cold War On The World War II

- ... He thought more along the lines of “quality not quantity” and by spending less money training an entire army, he would build W.M.D.s and use them as leverage in conflict. He cut the budget in half and as a result the economy grew 2.4% a year. These fiscal policies were greatly influenced by the global events at the time, which chiefly concerns the Cold War and combating communism. In the case of both presidents, they tried to use America’s large economy to their advantage by gaining leverage communist states such as China and Russia could not obtain....   [tags: Cold War, World War II, Harry S. Truman]

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Was Truman Responsible for the Cold War?

- “Was Truman Responsible for the Cold War”, well, according to author Arnold A. Offner, his simplistic answer is an obvious “yes.” “Taking Sides” is a controversial aspect of the author’s interpretation for justifying his position and perception of “Truman’s” actions. This political approach is situated around the “Cold War” era in which the author scrutinizes, delineates, and ridicules his opponents by claiming “I have an ace in the hole and one showing” (SoRelle 313). Both authors provide the readers with intuitive perceptions for their argumentative approaches in justifying whether or not “Truman” contributed to the onset of the “Cold War.” Thus far, it would be hard-pressed to blame on...   [tags: history, taking sides]

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The Truman Doctrine And Nsc 68

- ... We have already extended to Greece certain types of relief and economic aid but these are inadequate.” We as a nation are somewhat going through the same thing now with Syria and their refugees. Truman’s words true in some aspects, but many wanted to see a much firmer response to the Soviets invading and destroying countries, because as they took over others, it was imposing major threats threat they would soon turn up on our shores to do the same. During the Cold War, a fifty page top secret document was released by the Nations Security Council, and in it contained the expansion of the military, the plans for a hydrogen bomb, and how they would contain the Soviets and cease the “rollbac...   [tags: Cold War, Korean War, World War II]

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President Truman and his Policies

- By the end of World War II, the United States seems as by far the world’s most ultimate power. The country has world’s most powerful navy and air force at that period of time. United States proves that it can lead the rest of the world to future in terms of international cooperation, expanding democracy, and ever-increasing living standards. New institutions such as United States and World Bank are just a few examples that promote this argument. However, the only power that could rival the United States was Soviet Union, whose armies now occupied most of Eastern Europe, including eastern part of Germany....   [tags: American Government, Politics]

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Mr. Truman 's Letter

- ... This is a wonderful, well written, and interesting glimpse into a true American leader. Mr. Truman was a historian who understood International Relations so in depth that it was second nature to him. He was not afraid of a fight; however, he hated being dragged into one. The author brilliantly captures Mr. Truman’s’ thoughts on having to deal with the negotiations with Japan, Russia, and Korea. He had no patience for war mongers or what he named pigheaded totalitarians that had no common sense or passion for their own people....   [tags: World War II, Cold War]

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The Career of 33rd President of the U.S., Harry S. Triman

- Harry S. Truman was the 33rd president of the United States. Truman was Vice President for Franklin D. Roosevelt. He was passed down presidency in April 12, 1945 a few months after, Roosevelt passed away due to bad health. Truman led the power to ending World War 2. While, Truman was a student he first served in the military, and later went into studying politics. He had ran eight years in office before being Vice President. Although, Harry S. Truman was given Presidency, he did make great impact that saved and helped many American lives....   [tags: war, bomb, leadership]

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Truman Was Responsible For Dropping The Atomic Bomb

- In 1944 little known senator from Independence, Missouri was campaigning for the office of Vice President. At night in his private Pullman car he awoke in a cold sweat, he had dreamt that then president Franklin D. Roosevelt had died, and he; Harry S. Truman was president of the United States. In all his life, Truman had reported that he had never had such a terrifying nightmare. On April 12th, 1945 Vice President Truman received a phone call urging him to come quickly and quietly to the white house....   [tags: Franklin D. Roosevelt, World War II]

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Truman's Decision to Drop the Atomic Bomb

- Imagine yourself making the toughest decision in your life, whether sacrificing a million of our men and thousands of war ships and plans, verses several thousand of Japanese civilian populists. This decision was on the shoulder of Harry S. Truman, the United States President, who had to make this decision by deciding whether or not to drop a newly designed weapon. The atomic bomb was tested in the sands of New Mexico, where it proved to be very successful. Harry S. Truman made a very successful decision, because he wanted to end the war quickly, show others that the United States had power, and the retribution of Pearl Harbor....   [tags: Japan, World War II, American Presidents]

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Was President Truman Responsible for the Cold War?

- President Harry Truman came into office right at the end of World War II, after the death of President Franklin Roosevelt. Almost immediately after becoming president, Truman learned of the Manhattan Project, and had to decide whether or not to use the atomic bomb. With the advice of James Byrnes, Secretary of State, Truman decided to drop two atomic bombs on Japan, in part to demonstrate America’s power to the world and gain a political advantage in Europe (Offner 294). After World War II ended, there were negotiations about Germany, and it was decided that Germany would be split into two halves; the western half would be controlled by the United States and its allies, while the eastern hal...   [tags: world war II, manhattan project]

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In Defense of Truman's Use of the Atomic Bomb

- President Harry Truman’s use of the atomic bomb on Hiroshima and Nagasaki, Japan during the Second World War is the most controversial decision in history. While it was an undoubtedly difficult decision, it was indeed necessary in order to end this six-year war that had ravaged the world. While many critics argue that the bomb was used primarily as an act of vengeance toward Japan, simplifying such a crucial moment in human history downplays the very real risk invading Japan posed to the United States....   [tags: Japan, AMerica, World War II]

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President Truman and the First Atomic Bomb

- ... The Japanese government told the Americans that they would never accept their unconditional surrender terms and that they would fight to the death before letting the Americans touch Emperor Hirohito. President Truman and knew that prolonging the war could result in a loss of popularity from the American people, and that an invasion of Japan would be too costly of a fight. President Truman then decided that the first Atomic Bomb should be dropped on Hiroshima in attempt to force the Japanese to accept the unconditional surrender....   [tags: world war II, adolf hitler, japanese warriors]

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The Truman Doctrine

- The Truman Doctrine The thirty-third president of the United States initiated great change within our country. Harry S. Truman, the creator of the Truman Doctrine created an era of change in United States foreign policy. Truman was the first to create a foreign policy in order to contain Communism, a policy that has been called, 'the hallmark of the Cold War.'1 The Truman Doctrine led to major changes in the U.S., from its inception, to its influence in the Vietnam War. The Soviet Union took advantage of Eastern Europe's situation in the aftermath of World War II....   [tags: Essays Papers History Communism Cold War]

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The Truman Doctrine

- The Truman Doctrine "I believe that it must be the policy of the United States to support free people who are resisting attempted subjugation by armed minorities or by outside pressure." (Harry Truman mach 1947). This is part of the speech Harry S. Truman gave to congress on the behalf of small countries falling to the pressures of communism. The Truman Doctrine was a anti-communist foreign policy that would change of the world. Turkey and Greece were under a great threat by the Soviet-supported rebels seeking to topple the government and install communist power....   [tags: American America History]

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The Truman Doctrine

- The Truman Doctrine and the Development of American Foreign Policy during the Cold War On March 12, 1947, President Harry S. Truman defined United States foreign policy in the context of its new role as a world superpower. Many historians consider his speech to Congress as the words that officially started the Cold War. The Truman Doctrine was a major break from U.S. historical trends of isolationist foreign policy. His speech led to the Cold War policy of containment. Moreover, it served as a precedent for future U.S....   [tags: Political Science]

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Korean War in 1950-1953: Conflicting Ideologies

- Military or Political. President Truman strategy was a “negotiated settlement” “This would end the war, unfortunately North Korea would remain independent.” His tactics were diplomatic, whenever there would be a dispute he would talk it out not causing any trouble or alarming other countries there is a collision of interests. Calling troops to act would be his last call, as he believed violence was unnecessary. As well as with the Korean War, he didn’t send in the troops to attack and recapture North Korea....   [tags: Truman, MacArthur]

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President Truman: The Reasoning for Dropping the Atomic Bomb

- Harry S. Truman was the 33rd president of the United States of America. He became president because Franklin D. Roosevelt died during his term; Truman was Roosevelt’s Vice President at the time. Truman found himself facing some of the greatest challenges met by any 20th-century president. He discovered in July 1945 that some scientists working for the United States government had successfully tested an atomic bomb in New Mexico. President Truman wanted to use the atomic bomb to end the war in the Pacific, but with fewest U.S....   [tags: nuclear warfare, WWII history]

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Truman and the Creation of Israel

- Truman and the Creation of Israel With the growing pressure for a new state of Israel after the atrocities committed against the Jews in World War Two, President Franklin D Roosevelt's adopted a neutral policy towards Palestine. Roosevelt felt like the United States needed complete cooperation from Jews and Muslims before they could get involved. When Roosevelt passed away in April of 1945, Harry Truman was thrown into the presidency of the United States. Along with the ongoing war with Japan and difficulties with the Soviet Union, there was immediate pressure from Zionist leaders to get something done....   [tags: US History International Relations]

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Difficulties of Truman's Taking the Presidency from Roosevelt

- ... Unease at the fact that an attack on Japan would cause extreme American military losses resulted in the atomic bomb drop. Due to this, President Truman delivered the Truman Doctrine. “The Truman Doctrine amounted to a declaration against Russian influence beyond the boundaries laid down in 1945” (73). This document showed America’s first strides towards repressing communism. Truman reacted before Russia had the chance to expand its communism across Europe. George Marshall occupied the Secretary of State position during Truman’s presidency....   [tags: atomic bomb, depression, world war ii]

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President Truman’s Decision to Drop the Atomic Bomb

- Webster’s dictionary defines hindsight as “the ability to understand, after something has happened, what should have been done or what caused the event”. It is a fair assumption that most people understand the old adage “hindsight is always 20/20”; alluding to the fact that, in our everyday lives, we as humans make decisions based on what we know, what seems right and occasionally what makes our lives easier. The average person does not have the mental capability to consider every possible outcome that a choice will have on his entire life, all within the thought process that leads him to reach a conclusion, however long and detailed that process may be....   [tags: Alternatives, Viability, Hindsight]

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Truman 's Decision For Drop The Bomb On Hiroshima

- Tolbert 1 Truman 's Decision WWII was a tragic war. Massive numbers of people were killed, soldiers and civilian. When the war began to draw to a close one of the last axis powers to remain fighting was Japan. It was said that Japan would never surrender so it was decided that in some way everything that they had to fight with would be destroyed. Although it was necessary to cut Japan off and leave them incapable of fighting, the bomb was not a necessary way of achieving this. Harry Truman’s decision to drop the bomb on Hiroshima was motivated his fear of the growing Soviet Union, not the necessity of crushing the Japanese so quickly....   [tags: Atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki]

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The Cold War And Truman

- The end of World War II presented an opportunity for Winston Churchill to regain some of the power and influence that the Imperialistic British Empire once possessed. Churchill took advantage of the trust and respect that the American public and President Truman shared about his character. He saw Truman's lack of political experience as an opportunity to restore British imperial authority. Winston Churchill tainted Harry Truman's beliefs and preservations about Russia, because his personal agenda and imperial policy where vital to the supremacy of the British Empire....   [tags: American History]

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Truman

- When World War II ended the United States and Russia emerged as “Superpowers”. Though they had fought as allies, each had their own agenda and post -war strategies. The United States found itself unable to enjoy the pleasures of peace after the wars completion. Having been unable to establish a true settlement in Europe, America watched, as Russia appeared to strengthen its hold of the region. The Soviets were taking a position in Europe that concerned the United States, led by President Harry S....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Joseph D. Nixon And The Truman For The Twenty Years Of Treason

- ... Instead the FBI was building a case against STEVENSON, these documents against STEVENSON was hidden in Hoover’s office because he was the FBI Director and because it would stay confidential. STEVENSON never realized that the FBI was spying on him and collecting documents against him so throughout the McCarty era he kept advocating that the FBI was a better alternative than the RED-HUNTERS in congress and state legislatures. STEVENSON was a common target for the McCarthyites, which in turn “contributed in a limited and ironic way to the anticommunist obsessions and BLACKLIST of those times (46)....   [tags: Joseph McCarthy, McCarthyism, Richard Nixon]

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Truman's Blunder: The Decision to Drop the Atomic Bomb

- The atomic policy against Japan was closely related to the fear of Soviet expansion in Asia. U.S. leaders were strongly conscious of Russia’s agreement at Yalta to join the war against Japan three months past Germany’s surrender on May 7, 1945 (Fogelman, 124). Among the U.S. invasion of Japan planned for November 1, 1945, U.S. officials were doubtful about the cooperative mission with Russia in which Russia would have power at the peace table. However, the successful detonation at Alamogordo had transformed everything....   [tags: American History, Hiroshima and Nagasaki ]

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Truman Doctrine

- The Truman Doctrine In order to contain Communism, President Harry S. Truman issued the Truman Doctrine in 1947, which provided aid to Greece and Turkey. The United States gave aid to those countries, specifically, because it felt they were most threatened by Communism during the time of the Cold War (Ferrell, pg.105). Communism is an economic system in which a single party controls the means of production with the aim of establishing a classless society (Encarta). The period after World War II, up until the year 1990, when The Cold War ended, was controlled by two superpowers, the United States and the Soviet Union....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Truman vs. MacArthur

- Truman vs. MacArthur The Korean War changed the face of American Cold War diplomacy forever. In the midst of all the political conflict and speculation worldwide, the nation had to choose between two proposed solutions, each one hoping to ensure that communism didn?t sweep across the globe and destroy American ideals of capitalism and democracy. General Douglas MacArthur takes the pro-active stance and says that, assuming it has the capability, the U.S. should attack communism everywhere. President Harry Truman, on the other hand, believed that containing the Soviet communists from Western Europe was the best and most important course of action, and that eliminating communism in Asia was...   [tags: Papers]

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Truman's Domestic Policy

- Truman's Domestic Policy Harry Truman wanted to follow in the footsteps of Franklin Delano Roosevelt when Truman took office in 1945. First, Truman attempted reconversion, the social and economic transition from wartime to peacetime. However, he appeared ill-prepared for the presidency. 2.) What was the Taft-Hartley Act. The Taft-Hartley Act was passed in 1947 which allowed the president to declare a eighty day cooling off period when strikes hit industries that directly affected the national interest....   [tags: Papers]

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The Decision of a Lifetime: Dropping the Atomic Bomb on Japan

- The dropping of the atomic bomb may be one of the most controversial topics in American history. Could there have been another way to end the war without obliterating two Japanese cities. Several historians have taken a side and stated their interpretation of the situation. There are numerous factors that can sway the argument either way depending upon how influential you determine those factors to be. Some main historians that debated this topic are Robert Maddox, Tsuyoshi Hasegawa, and Gar Alperovitz....   [tags: Hiroshima, Nagasaki, Truman]

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Unleashing The Most Terrible Weapon Ever Known

- America had the bomb. Now what. When Harry Truman learned of the success of the Manhattan Project, he knew he was faced with a decision of unprecedented gravity. The capacity to end the war with Japan was in his hands, but it would involve unleashing the most terrible weapon ever known. American soldiers and civilians were weary from four years of war, yet the Japanese military was refusing to give up their fight. American forces occupied Okinawa and Iwo Jima and were intensely fire bombing Japanese cities....   [tags: bomb, truman, manhattan project]

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Truman, the Atomic Bomb, and the Shaping of the Postwar World

- Truman, the Atomic Bomb, and the Shaping of the Postwar World ABSTRACT Historians have questioned the decision to drop atomic bombs on Japan in 1945. Evidence shows that President Truman weighed not only military information in his decision to use the bomb, but also considered postwar politics and foreign policy when he considered dropping the atomic bomb on Japan. An analysis of his personal papers offers a different reasoning for using the bomb than what was commonly known at the time. The discrepancy between Truman’s public and private reasoning will be discussed....   [tags: World War Two WWII a-bomb]

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Truman’s Horrible Mistake to Use the Atomic Bomb

- The war was coming to a victorious conclusion for the Allies. Germany had fallen, and it was only a matter of time until Japan would fall as well. Secretary of War Henry L. Stimson was at the forefront of the American war effort, and saw atomic weaponry as a way out of the most monumental war ever. As discussed in Cabell Phillips’ book, The Truman Presidency: The History of a Triumphant Succession, Stimson was once quoted as saying that the atomic bomb has “more effect on human affairs than the theory of Copernicus and the Law of Gravity” (55)....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Argument Essays]

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Lessons Learned From The World War II

- After the end of World War II, Europe was in ruins. Between bomb damage, economic downturn, and natural disasters such as droughts and blizzards it seemed nearly impossible to restore Europe to its prior greatness. America facilitated the recovery of Europe with military and financial aid and helped prevent the spread of communism, which is proven to overtake even the strongest countries in times of distress. This aid crushed the Soviet dream of a communist Europe, which set off the Cold War. Over the next 45 years, the United States and the Soviet Union would resemble two angry women, avoiding each other at all costs and exploding into a furious rage at the first sight of the other....   [tags: truman, european countries, natural disasters]

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Analysis Of Truman 's ' The Truman Show '

- ... Christof choreograph Truman’s interactions, and all that he has ever known. The movie reflects Plato’s philosophy seeing that Truman represented a prisoner in a cave, he only knew the images that were being fed to him. When he tried to search for the truth, they would try to mislead him from knowing the truth. The Truman Show presented a similar point by making Truman question his life choices. The root to all of the confusion faced in Truman’s life originates form Lauren his true love, which attempts to explain to him the situation that he is in....   [tags: The Truman Show, Peter Weir, Andrew Niccol]

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The Harry Potter Series By Rowling

- ... In 1990, the idea for the first Harry Potter novel came to her while she was waiting for her delayed train to London (“J. K.,” Encyclopedia). The book is about a wizard named Harry Potter who goes on many adventures at at wizard school called Hogwarts (“J. K.,” Authors). She set a deadline for herself with this novel: she wanted it completed before she started her teaching job as a French teacher in England (“J. K.,” Authors). Several publishing companies denied her book, but Bloomsbury accepted it (“J.K.,” Encyclopedia)....   [tags: Harry Potter]

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Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows

- ... He calls a group of three a triad. In a triad, members have their own individual power (Conley 153). They can, if they so choose, leave the group for whatever reason, and the group will still go on (Conley 154). Ron ends up leaving for a short time in this film, after a feud with Harry. Another element of the triad is the possibility for secrets (Conley 154). This is something that often happens in the Harry Potter series. Often, Ron accuses Harry of keeping secrets from the group. One scene from this film is an example of this....   [tags: Harry Potter]

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Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows

- ... However at the discovery of the third horcrux, dumbledore is ambushed by the death eater group and the third horcrux is taken from him. Dumbledore is then murdered by Snape, which proves to Voldemort that Snape is on his side. After proving his loyalty, Voldemort appoints snape as headmaster which can be seen in the scene I have chosen. The scene opens with the decaying Warner Brothers sign. It is a very black and run down logo which instantly gives an idea to the viewer of the dark and mystic environment....   [tags: Harry Potter]

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Reality and the Movie "The Truman Show"

- The reality of the world and the truth of it is questioned everyday, especially when something goes wrong. This is shown in the Truman show, when Truman finally starts to question the reality of the world and the truth of the people that surrounds him. So we need to ask to following questions to understand what the film is essentially about. Firstly, do we agree with the statement- We accept the reality of the world which we are presented. Secondly, what messages is the director trying to give us about modern society....   [tags: Truman Show, reality, ]

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Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows

- ... The men, in the story, are in the forest, but it can be assumed they were normal people beforehand. Likewise, within Harry Potter’s situation, Nagini uses the innocent body of Bathilda. Bathilda had been an innocent historian and author before her death. Also, the two demonic figures possess two men and use their bodies to bring evil into their town. The people continually avoid the possessed men, and keep them towards the “Tombs.” In J.K. Rowling’s story, the snake brings evil to Harry and Hermione as it deliberately tries to kill Harry....   [tags: Harry Potter, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows]

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Analysis Of The Book ' Harry Potter '

- ... Unity is greatly expressed by JK Rowling throughout the Harry Potter series. Rowling herself said “We are only as strong as we are united, as weak as we are divided” (1). In the beginning of the series she shows the unity between Harry and his friends. Towards the end of the series Dumbledore’s Secret Army is united to defeat Voldemort. This is relatable to those who have been united to stand up to a superior figure, like a bully for example. There is also an “Order of Phoenix”, which is a secret society that was untied to oppose Voldemort....   [tags: Harry Potter, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows]

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The Truman Show By Peter Weir

- ... During the opening scene, compared to the other characters, which has bright, warm lights and a more natural background, Christof has a shadow on the side of his face, with a blue plain hue as the background and dark and cold colours, which gives off a mysterious demeanour, which keeps the viewers intrigued by Christof. While that makes viewers more intrigued by Christof, it means that it makes it easier for the viewers to empathise with Truman as his personality is more visible in a way. Truman in this scene is one of the only real and natural characters in this film and this is the way the viewers empathise with him....   [tags: The Truman Show, Peter Weir, Ed Harris]

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The History of Harry Houdini

- Harry Houdini is considered the most influential, and notable magician in the art of magic and escapology. His life was home to countless events, many in which made history, in the eyes of citizens of the world. Houdini was a fascinating character, always pushing the boundary between life and death. Today, he is known well across the globe, for his many feats of the impossible and overwhelming. Ehrich Weiss, later named Harry Houdini, was born in Budapest, Hungary on March 24th, 1874. His parents were Cecilia Steiner and Mayer Samuel Weiss, a substantial lawyer....   [tags: Harry Houdini, Magician, Escapology]

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The Outsider : The Cold Blood, Truman Capote

- The Outsider: In Cold Blood, Truman Capote The re-invention of Capote The contrast between the dark introductory scene with that of the quiet farmhouse scene helps to build the difference between the outsider (Capote) and his new friends at the party. His rather charismatic and friendly rapport endears him to the crow encircling him to hear his juicy tales about Jimmy Baldwin; who seemingly has a new novel in its final stage. This chatter seems to be his initial entry strategy into this rather quiet Holcombe town, Kansas....   [tags: Truman Capote, In Cold Blood]

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Analysis Of The Book ' The Harry Potter '

- ... His character is first introduced being delivered to an ordinary address to live with undistinguished relatives. Harry grows up as an unwanted member of the family, which is negatively introduced to the reader. Here, the author highlights the family’s insistence on fitting into society. Also, Rowling’s detailed depiction reveals the fear of the Dursleys, Harry’s relatives, of judgmental disapproval in their environment. This fear turns out to be even stronger than family’s bond. JK Rowling describes all those characteristics in order to portray a common societal issue....   [tags: Harry Potter, J. K. Rowling]

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The Cold Blood, By Truman Capote

- ... Varmints. Rumormongers. See anything else. Ha. Like dash you do!’” (Capote, 113) The case of the multiple murder by Hickock and Smith justifies its telling all on its own. Truman Capote wasn’t the only one telling this story- it was the two hundred and sixty people who populated Holcomb and whoever else heard of the tragedy. Holcomb was a small, religious, and old fashioned town in the middle of Kansas. The elite of the town were all prominent religious people. Everyone knew everyone, no one locked their doors at night- until all of a sudden a well-known and uniformly loved family is violently murdered....   [tags: Truman Capote, In Cold Blood, Holcomb, Kansas]

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The Cold Blood By Truman Capote

- ... A sociopath typically has a conscience, but it’s weak. He may know that taking your money is wrong, and he might feel some guilt or remorse, but that won’t stop his behavior. In the literary analysis I will hope to learn how and if Truman Capote portrays the characters as people functioning with in the normal constraints, limitations, morals and values of normal people in everyday life or as people that maybe have this psychotic aspect. I also hope to look at it in a nature vs. nurture aspect....   [tags: In Cold Blood, Capote, Truman Capote, Infamous]

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Harry Potter And The Prisoner Of Azkaban

- ... When faced with the fact that neither magic nor logic are viable weapons against the power of dementors, one has to accept the fear produced in themselves when being anywhere near a dementor, and deal with the suffering that they emanate. Fear of evil is a universally recognized emotion. Many books involving supernatural or unnatural creatures have similar concepts to the horror represented by the dementors in this book. “Fear is the path to the Dark Side. Fear leads to anger, anger leads to hate, hate leads to suffering” (pg Lucas)....   [tags: Harry Potter, J. K. Rowling]

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The Cold Blood By Truman Capote

- ... Clutter’s door open, but she didn’t want to enter out of respect so she went back to the car and told her father “maybe they are sleeping” said Nancy and her father responded “but that’s impossible. Can you imagine Mr. Clutter missing church. Just to sleep?” The Ewalt’s then proceeded to go see if Nancy Clutter’s best friend, Susan Kidwell to see if she knew what was going on or if she had heard from Nancy. They called and got no one so they proceeded back to the home. Nancy and Susan went into the Clutters home together in addition to no one answering the door Nancy and Susan realized they hadn’t eaten yet....   [tags: In Cold Blood, Truman Capote, Harper Lee]

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The American Dream By Truman Capote

- ... In summary, “his name was everywhere respectfully recognized” as he was known to be a hard worker, fair father, faithful husband and a self made man. He had 3 daughters, 2 who were already adults and lived elsewhere and one who lived with him, Nancy. His daughters Eveanna and Beverly both had good careers and husbands, and lived to be successful women. His youngest daughter who people most acquainted with was Nancy, the “town darling.” She was smart, beautiful, generous, the class president, leader of programs, a musician, an excellent student and was involved in the community....   [tags: In Cold Blood, Truman Capote, Family, Mother]

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The Cold Blood, By Truman Capote

- ... Dunphy wanted Capote to “stop drinking and taking drugs”, which, over the years, seemed too hard for Capote to do (Biography). So their lengthy relationship came to an end. While no longer physically intimate, the two stayed close, spending time together in their neighboring homes in Sagapomack, Long Island. Capote also had “other relationships with younger men”, which did little to improve his emotional and psychological state during the research of the making of In Cold Blood (Biography). In Capote’s telling, Smith and Hickock were “the other, dark side of Herb Clutter’s America....   [tags: In Cold Blood, Truman Capote, Capote, Infamous]

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The Truman Show: The Dangers of Virtual Reality

- “There are people who view virtual reality with little enthusiasm and dismiss it as ‘science fiction, seeing it as having no practical application in the real world.” The term virtual reality basically means ‘near reality’. Virtual reality is meant to be very close to what actual reality is like. The Truman Show is a very good example of how virtual reality can be harmful to oneself. Although just a movie, The Truman Show warns of the formation of false relationships, the loss of identity and the self-imposed entrapment that comes with virtual reality....   [tags: truman show, virtual reality, inviduality]

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