Tonight in President Truman addressed Congress and gave his 'Truman Doctrine' speech in a plea to save Turkey and Greece from impending take over by Communists. Many cite this as the official declaration of the start of the Cold War.
Beginning of the Cold War
PowerPoint presentation over the beginning events of the Cold War. Topics include iron curtain, Truman Doctrine, containment, Marshall Plan, Berlin Blockade, and Berlin Airlift.
Quote by Robert Dallek => Truman is now seen as a near-great president because he put in place the containment doctrine boosted by the Truman Doctrine and the Marshall Plan and NATO, which historians now see as having been at the center of American success in the cold war.
In 1947 Harry S. Truman issued The Truman Doctrine in an effort to slow down and eventually eliminate all soviet expansion. The Doctrine was a pledge on the part of the U. that it would provide military support to nations threatened by USSR takeover.
Cold War Map Exercise guides students through the divisions that formed immediately after World War II. Students color the alliances of each country in Europe then answer a few questions on their new map. After, they read an excerpt of the Truman Doctrine and complete the exercise based on their analysis of the primary source and map. No other maps from the book are needed, just a set of red and blue color pencils or crayons. This can be used in class or as homework as it’s stand alone.
The Truman doctrine was a plan thought up by President Truman which gave military aid to countries trying to fight off communism. This allowed the United states government to provide aid to Greece and Turkey.
May 22 President Harry Truman signs an act whch provides economic and military aid to Turkey and Greece to prevent these countries from falling into the Soviet sphere of influence. The "Truman Doctrine" is regarded as the beginning of "The Cold War"