Special Message to the Congress Reporting on the Situation in Korea

Source: Public Papers of the Presidents of the United States. Harry S. Truman. Containing the…

Report to the American People on Korea

Source: Report to the American People on Korea, University of Virginia, Miller Center. April 11,…

Special Message to the Congress on Greece and Turkey (The Truman Doctrine)

Source: Address of the President of the United States, Recommendation for Assistance to Greece and…

Press Release Alerting the Nation About the Atomic Bomb

Source: Press Release by the White House, August 6, 1945 (Ayers Papers, U. S. Army…

Press Release Alerting the Nation About the Atomic Bomb

Press release by the White House, August 6, 1945 (Ayers Papers, U.S. Army Press releases,…

Minutes of Meetings held at the White House on Monday, June 18, 1945

“The Decision to Drop the Atomic Bomb Research File,” Truman Presidential Library. https://goo.gl/goPYGA DETAILS OF…

“To Secure These Rights”, The Report of President Truman’s Committee on Civil Rights

Assignment from the President MR. PRESIDENT: This is the report which we have prepared in…

Special Message to the Congress Recommending a Comprehensive Health Program

To the Congress of the United States: In my message to the Congress of September…

Address to the Washington Pilgrimage of American Churchmen

Mr. Chairman, Dr. Pruden, my friends: I am happy to have the privilege of speaking…

Address in Philadelphia at the Dedication of the Chapel of the Four Chaplains

Dr. Poling, associate chaplains, and ladies and gentlemen: This chapel commemorates something more than an…

Address in Spokane at Gonzaga University

Senator Magnuson, Father Corkery, Governor, ladies and gentlemen, distinguished guests: I am very glad to…

Address on the Occasion of the Signing of the North Atlantic Treaty

Your Excellencies, and fellow citizens: On this historic occasion, I am happy to welcome the…

Inaugural Address

Mr. Vice President, Mr. Chief Justice, fellow citizens: I accept with humility the honor which…

St. Patrick’s Day Address

Mr. President, Mr. Chairman, distinguished guests, fellow Americans: It is a great honor to be…

State of the Union Address (1953)

To the Congress of the United States: I have the honor to report to the…

State of the Union Address (1952)

Mr. President, Mr. Speaker, Members of the Congress: I have the honor to report to…

State of the Union Address

Mr. President, Mr. Speaker, Members of the Congress: This 82d Congress faces as grave a…

State of the Union Address

Mr. President, Mr. Speaker, Members of the Congress: A year ago I reported to this…

State of the Union Address

Mr. President, Mr. Speaker, Members of the Congress: I am happy to report to this…

State of the Union Address

Mr. President, Mr. Speaker, and Members of the 80th Congress: We are here today to…

State of the Union Address

Mr. President, Mr. Speaker, Members of the Congress of the United States: It looks like…

State of the Union Address Part II

Return to Part I Early in 1945 the Congress made available advances to State and…

State of the Union Address Part I (1946)

To the Congress of the United States: A quarter century ago the Congress decided that…

Executive Order 9835

Whereas each employee of the Government of the United States is endowed with a measure…

Speech Explaining the Firing of MacArthur

…In the simplest of terms, what we are doing in Korea is this: We are…

Speech on the Veto of the Internal Security Act

Public Papers, Harry S. Truman, 1945–1953, Truman Presidential Library. https://goo.gl/yZYnPU To the House of Representatives:…

Speech Explaining the Communist Threat

Fellow Americans, thank you very much for the opportunity to be with you tonight to…

Speech Asking the Senate to Ratify the North Atlantic Treaty

...This treaty is an expression of the desire of the people of the United States…

Speech on the Marshall Plan

...This Congress is faced with grave decisions. We are being asked to take from the…

Statement by the President on the Government’s Employee Loyalty Program

…I believe I speak for all of the people of the United States when I…

The President’s News Conference of June 29, 1950

THE PRESIDENT. I have an announcement to make. We have appointed an economic survey mission…

Memorandum Regarding October 15 Meeting with MacArthur

We arrived at dawn. Gen. MacArthur was at the Airport with his shirt unbuttoned, wearing…

Letter to James Byrnes

My dear Jim: I have been considering some of our difficulties. As you know I…

Letter to Ernest W. Roberts

Dear Ernie: I appreciated very much your letter of last Saturday night from Hotel Temple…

Letter to Eleanor Roosevelt

Dear Mrs. Roosevelt: I appreciated most highly your letter of the thirteenth enclosing copy of…

The President’s Duties

The President’s Duties. By the Constitution, he is the Executive of the Government. By the…

Memorandum Regarding Relations with Pendergast Machine

There has been much speculation about my relationship politically with T. J. Pendergast (Tom). He…

Farewell Address to the American People

Source: Public Papers of the Presidents of the United States: Harry S. Truman, 1952-1953 (Washington,…

Whistlestop Speech

Governor Turner, ladies and gentlemen of Oklahoma, and fellow Democrats: It certainly is a pleasure to…

Campaign Speech in St. Louis, Missouri

Thank you—thank you very much. I can’t tell you how very much I appreciate this…

Address in Harlem

Dr. Johnson, and members of the Ministerial Alliance which has given me this award: I…

Radio and Television Address on the Situation in Korea

My fellow citizens: At noon today I sent a message to the Congress about the…

Executive Order 9981

Establishing the President’s Committee on Equality of Treatment and Opportunity In the Armed Forces. WHEREAS…

The Truman Doctrine

Congressional Record, 80th Congress, First Session, Document 171, 1–4. Available at “The Truman Doctrine and…