When the Enola Gay dropped an atomic bomb on Hiroshima, Truman understood the repercussions. "This places a terrible responsibility upon myself and upon the War Department," he said.
Truman's leadership during WWII made his men look at him in a new light.
When railroad workers went on strike, Truman threatened to draft them into the army.
The spotlight did not appeal to first lady Bess Truman.