The First Ten Days

Into the White House trooped top U.S. officials, foreign dignitaries, Congressmen, advisers, many an old & new friend. It made a heavy schedule for the new President, but the small, trim man behind the big mahogany desk took it in his stride.

In a few breathless days, the U.S. people got an idea of how their new President would carry on: Harry Truman was quick, decisive, seemed to have a talent for working hard without getting confused or losing his temper.

On the domestic side the President: ¶ Told Congress he was wholeheartedly for Roosevelt-sponsored legislation to continue the Price Control...

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