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Harry Truman


Cold War

- After World War ll - Nonmilitary conflict- Tensions between U.S and communist countries - Competed to extend their political and economic influence

Harry Truman1945-1953

Truman Doctrine - March 12, 1947- United States policy to stop soviet expansion during the Cold War - Asked congress for $400 million

- April 12, 1945 to January 20, 1953- Key figure during this time - Emphasized both consumer and miliary production- Pushed forward cause of African American rights

Iron Curtain - Divison of Europe - From the end of World War ll to the Cold War

Harry Truman

Start of the Korean war

- June 25, 1950- July 27, 1953- World War ll divided Korea into a communist, nothern half and an American occupied southern half divided at the 38th parallel- North Korean communist army crossed the 38th parallel and invaded non-communist south Korea

Berlin Airlift- 1948 through 1949-End of 2 World War United States, British, and Soviet Union military forces divided into occupation zones- Crisis began June 24, 1948

Marshall Plan-Economic Recovery Act of 1948- April 3, 1948 -An American initiative to aid Europe - United States gave $120 billion in economic support to help rebuild European economies- Named after George C. Marshall

Red Scare -As the Cold War between the Soviet Union and the U.S. greatened in the late 1940's and early 1950's hysteria over the percieved threat posed by communist in the U.S. became known as the great scare

Containment Policy- United States approach to contaning or preventing the spread of communism after World War ll- Main idea was to make other countries succesful enough to avoid temptation of communism


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