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Presidents of the United States
Harry Truman: A Simple Man

Presidents of the United States
Presidents of the United States


Harry Truman: A Simple Man
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Reading Level
     edHelper's suggested reading level:   high interest, readability grades 5 to 6
     Flesch-Kincaid grade level:   5.65

Vocabulary
     challenging words:    small-town, enlist, military, re-election, upbringing, headline, presidency, attend, income, especially, fairly, committee, whom, campaign, honor, early
     content words:    Harry S., United States, Harrison Young, Anderson Shipp Truman, Solomon Young, West Point, World War I., Senator Truman, White House, Thomas Dewey


Harry Truman: A Simple Man
By Kathleen W. Redman
  

1     Harry S. Truman was the 33rd President of the United States. He was born on May 8, 1884, in Lamar, Missouri. His parents named him after his uncle Harrison Young. The "S" stood for the names of his grandfathers, Anderson Shipp Truman and Solomon Young. Harry didn't have a middle name, just an "S."
 
2     Truman had a simple early life. He graduated from high school but didn't attend college. He was the only president after 1897 who didn't have a college degree. Bad eyesight kept him from going to West Point.
 
3     Instead of college, Truman went to work. He worked on a railroad and at a newspaper. In 1905, he cheated on an eye exam to enlist in the army. He served in Europe during World War I.

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