• Harry S Truman National Historic Site

    Harry S Truman

    National Historic Site Missouri

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Home to a People's President

President Harry S Truman took America from its traditional isolationism into the age of international involvement. Despite his power, he never forgot where he came from. Today, visitors can experience the surroundings Truman knew as a young man of modest ambition through his political career and final years as a former president.

Did You Know?

President Truman with Dr. Chaim Weizmann. Credit: Truman Library.

President Truman recognized the state of Israel on 14 May 1948. The Arab countries were not pleased. The next day, Arab armies invaded Israel and the first Arab-Israeli war began.