President Harry Truman: True or False

President Harry Truman was President from 1945 to 1953. He has consistently been rated in the top ten of “best” presidents by many historians and laypeople. Here is a little true/false about him. (Answers here)

  1. Truman seriously considered sending troops to confiscate meat from farmers rather than simply lifting price controls.
  2. Helped start the Cold War.
  3. Seized steel mines from their owners.
  4.  Started a war without Congressional approval.
  5. His middle name was Servius.
  6. Instituted a “loyalty program for Government employees.”
  7. Had a son called Tom.
  8. Continued conscription during peacetime.