3.28 – Cold War

Readings

U.S. History, Containment and the Marshall Plan

The Creation of NATO

Marshall Plan

Berlin Airlift

The Red Scare

Discussion questions

According to President Truman and many other Americans, what threat did the Soviet Union and communism as a whole pose to the United States?

What were some of the major steps the United States took to contain the expansion of the Soviet Union and its communist allies in the late 1940s and early 1950s?

How did those changes represent a departure from U.S. foreign policies prior to WorldWar II? How did memories of the League of Nations and international politics in the 1930s shape post-World War II U.S. foreign policies?

 

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