• Harry S Truman National Historic Site

    Harry S Truman

    National Historic Site Missouri

Curriculum Materials

Harry S Truman NHS has partnered with two important National Park Service initiatives, Teaching with Historic Places (TwHP) and Teaching with Museum Collections, in order to provide educators with cirriculum materials related to President Truman, his life and his times.

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Truman speaking. Credit: Truman Library

Truman was not a dynamic speaker when delivering prepared speeches. He spoke with a flat Missouri twang and lacked the inspirational quality of Franklin Roosevelt. However, when speaking extemporaneously, Truman fired up crowds with simple, straightforward language and short sentences.