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Harry S. Truman was the Vice President for Franklin Delano Roosevelt for only four months before becoming the 33rd President of the United States following Roosevelt's death. He remained president from 1945 to 1953. He is responsible for ending World War II with Japan by utilizing atomic bombs, starting the Marshall Plan to help rebuild Europe's broken economy, leading the Cold War against Russia and China, and getting involved in the Korean War, among other things.
In the presidential election of 1948, Truman ran against Republican Thomas E. Dewey. His pick for Vice President was Alben W. Barkley. Truman won 303 electoral college votes to Dewey's 189, giving him a second term as president.