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.
After WWII, Truman watched most of Eastern Europe fall to the Communist "Iron Curtain."
The 1944 Democratic Convention focused on who would be nominated for the Vice Presidency.
The spotlight did not appeal to first lady Bess Truman.