Assassination of John F. Kennedy
Harry Truman’s Reaction to JFK’s Assassination

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Reporters ask former U.S. President Harry S. Truman how he feels about the assassination of John F. Kennedy on November 22, 1963. Truman’s response: “I was very much shocked and hurt when I heard. He was a good man, an able President and he did a good job. And it’s … Continue reading

Army-McCarthy Hearings
Joseph McCarthy’s Telegram to President Truman


Senator Joseph McCarthy sent a telegram to President Harry S. Truman on February 11, 1950, two days after giving a speech in Wheeling, West Virginia that claimed more than 200 members of the State Department were card-carrying members of the Communist party. In his telegram, McCarthy reiterates that he has … Continue reading