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US Election 1948

Election of 1948 Summary

Under Harry Truman, Germany surrendered to the allies. Because the Japanese continued to wage war, Truman wanted to end the war quickly. So, this led him to drop the first two and only atomic bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki.

After the war ended, this led to the development of the Marshall Plan. Truman altered how we handle world affairs by helping rebuild Europe and Japan.

In the 41st presidential election, Harry Truman remained president of the United States. He defeated Thomas Dewey, who most thought he was going to win.

Harry Truman

Thirty-third president of the United States

Vice President: Harry S. Truman
Total Electoral Votes: 303
Electoral Vote: 57%
Political Party: Democratic

Harry Truman

1948 Election Timeline

1936: Franklin D. Roosevelt
1940: Franklin D. Roosevelt
1944: Franklin D. Roosevelt
1948: Harry Truman

1952: Dwight D. Eisenhower
1956: Dwight D. Eisenhower
1960: John F. Kennedy
1964: Lyndon B. Johnson

US Election 1948 Timeline

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