Harry S. Truman 's President Of The United States Essay

868 Words Feb 29th, 2016 4 Pages
Leadership, without a doubt, is the heaviest burden to carry on one’s shoulder. Harry S. Truman, the 33rd president of the United States, knew and felt this on a personal level; he was a modern-day Atlas, afterall. Nobody said it better than the former president, himself, when he said, “Boys, if you pray, pray for me now. I don’t know if you fellas ever had a load of hay fall on you, but when they told me what happened yesterday, I felt like the moon, the stars, and all the planets had fallen on me.” With him, one perceives a farmer, a haberdashery owner, a family man, a senator, a vice president, and most importantly, the representative of a nation. He had a chameleon soul; he was capable of fitting into any societal mold. He was not dizzed or dazzled by the responsibilities affiliated with his name, his legend. A legend that is corrupted by the devastating effects of a war; a war fought for lustrous power, blood-stained land, and ill-fated pride. As mentioned before, Truman was not expecting the presidency. He was merely vice president to Franklin D. Roosevelt, but in a series of unexpected events, Roosevelt passed away as an effect of cerebral hemorrhage. And like that, less than three months into the vice presidency, a overwhelmed and flabbergasted Truman was sworn into office. During his time with Roosevelt, not much was talked about in terms of World War ll, although it was certainly a matter affecting all ways of life in America. For example, men were fighting in…

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