Franklin Roosevelt was president when World War II began and remained president until his death in April of 1945, at which time Harry Truman took over. Truman was president for almost the last five months of the war. More »

President Harry S. Truman oversaw the surrender of German troops, ordered the bombing of Japan and ratified the charter that established the United Nations. Although President Roosevelt put many of the policies that led ... More »

The Big Three refers to U.S. President Franklin Roosevelt, British Prime Minister Winston Churchill and Soviet Union leader Joseph Stalin. They met for the first time at the Tehran Conference in 1943 to strategize about ... More »

Harry S. Truman was the 33rd U.S. president, sworn in after the sudden death of former President Franklin Delano Roosevelt. Truman was Roosevelt's vice president for only 82 days before being sworn in. In his early years... More »

Harry S. Truman was president in 1950 when the Korean war started. Truman committed the troops to fight with the soldiers from the United Nations due to the possibility that communist China and the Soviet Union may have ... More »

World War II officially ended on August 15, 1945. In Europe, the war ended on May 8, 1945 after Adolf Hitler committed suicide, but it was not until August that Japan officially surrendered More »

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World War II mainly took place in Europe and in the islands of the Pacific Ocean. The battles in Europe consisted of areas of France, Italy, Germany, Austria and Holland. The battles in the Pacific occurred in places suc... More »