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|FOR PRESIDENT HARRY S. TRUMAN
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After the untimely death of President Franklin D. Roosevelt in 1945, Harry S. Truman became the 33rd President of the United States. During his time in office, he made tremendous steps in aiding the economic growth of Western Europe with the launch of the Marshall Plan, sought the U.S. through the Korean War to regulate communism, and authorized the bombing of Hiroshima and Nagaski to end World War II. These accomplishments are what sparked his reelection to presidency in 1948 when he defeated former New York State Governor Thomas Dewey.