Discuss the Cold War and how it altered U.S. foreign policy

Discuss the Cold War and how it altered U.S. foreign policy. Include discussion of containment, the Truman Doctrine, the Marshall Plan, and the conflicts in Korea and Vietnam. 1 page

Discuss the Cold War and how it altered U.S. foreign policy

1. Discuss the Cold War and how it altered U.S. foreign policy. Include discussion of containment, the Truman Doctrine, the Marshall Plan, and the conflicts in Korea and Vietnam. 1 page

2. What did Hoover do to combat the Great Depression? Could he have done more? If so, what do you think he should have done? Why did he not go farther in his policies? 1 page

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Start of the Cold War – The Truman Doctrine and the Marshall Plan

Overview

  • In 1947, President Harry S. Truman pledged that the United States would help any nation resist communism in order to prevent its spread. His policy of 
    containment is known as the 
    Truman Doctrine.
  • The 
    Truman Doctrine demonstrated that the United States would not return to isolationism after World War II, but rather take an active role in world affairs.
  • To help rebuild after the war, the United States pledged $13 billion of aid to Europe in the 
    Marshall Plan.

The Truman Doctrine

The world was in flux in the aftermath of World War II, and political upheaval reigned in many countries. Already wary of communism thanks to George Kennan’s 
Long Telegram, the US government was dismayed when a number of countries in Europe and Asia adopted communist governments in the late 1940s.

When the United Kingdom notified the United States that it could no longer afford to fight communist insurgencies in Greece and Turkey, US President Harry S. Truman issued what would become known as the 
Truman Doctrine: a promise that the United States would do whatever was necessary both economically and militarily to contain the spread of communism around the world….

 

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