Harry S. Truman: Biography, Facts & Quotes


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Vice-President Harry S. Truman became U.S. President due to the death of ________ in April of 1945?

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1. Truman owed his political career to this longtime Political Boss of Kansas City, Missouri?

2. Harry S. Truman was responsible for approving the dropping of the atomic bomb on Hiroshima & Nagasaki, Japan. The secret project to build the bomb (which Truman was unaware of as VP) was called ________?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Harry Truman was the 33rd President of the United States, and his policies set the tone for what would become American history following the end of World War II. This assessment will test your understanding of his life and presidency. The questions will test you on specific points found in the attached lesson, such as Truman's political career and significant events of his presidency.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This quiz and worksheet will test you on:

  • How Truman became president
  • Who helped start Truman's political career
  • Truman and the atomic bomb
  • Military commander-in-chief affected by Truman
  • Truman's 1948 reelection campaign

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - recall some basic points from the lesson on Harry S. Truman's biography and presidency
  • Reading comprehension - use the assessment questions to ensure that you understand the origins of Truman's political career and the more significant actions he took as president
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge of Truman to identify some major figures relevant to his political life and presidency

Additional Learning

Learn more about Harry Truman by going through the attached lesson called Harry S. Truman: Biography, Facts & Quotes. This lesson covers the following topics:

  • Truman's early life
  • The beginning of Truman's political career
  • Vice-presidency
  • Policies and actions as president
  • Approval ratings