He probably made as many, or more important decisions for his nations history? as any of the other 42 Presidents before him. However, a measure of his greatness may be found in what he did after he left the White House.
He retired from the White House to his one inherited home, (on his wife's side) and a U.S. Army pension, reported to be $13,507.72 a year.
As President he paid for all his own travel expenses and food and his postage stamps and when Congress discovered this they increased his pension to $25,000
After President Eisenhower was inaugurated! Mr and Mrs Harry and Bess Truman ,drove home to their home together? there was no $150,000 secret service following them?
Modern Politicians have found a new level of success in cashing in on their positions, resulting in untold wealth for them ?
To all you young people out there! who were born into this world of crooked politicians and think its normal? you won't believe this happened, but it did.