What Was The Truman Doctrine

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Definitions 1. Harry Truman- Took over presidency on April 12, 1945 after Roosevelt’s death. He served two terms of 1945-1953. He was the 33rd president. Harry Truman ended World War II with using the Atomic bomb on Hiroshima, Japan hoping they would surrender and save lives. After this he faced problems with the Soviet Union and the spread of communism. Truman helped Congress in the formation of the United Nations, and issued the Truman Doctrine to cease communism. Truman created NATO and oversaw the Berlin Airlift during the Cold War. 2. Joseph Stalin- Joseph Stalin was the leader of the Soviet Union from the mid 1920’s to 1953, when he died. He gained power and control throughout Europe with the spread of communism. His power really…show more content…
Containment- Containment was a policy created by Harry Truman during the beginning of the Cold War, it was made to stop the spread of communism. This policy was set forth after the Soviet Union made an attempt to spread communism in Eastern Europe, China, Korea, Africa, and Vietnam. Truman made a speech, known as the Truman Doctrine, which was a US policy to stop the Soviet Union from spreading. Truman pledged to contain communism in Europe and elsewhere and that US would support any nation with both military and economic aid, in prevention of their stability being challenged by the spread of communism. Containment led to the establishment of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization…show more content…
McCarthyism- McCarthyism comes from Joseph McCarthy, which is a term used to describe the practice of accusing treason with no evidence. Thousands of Americans were accused of being a communist or communist sympathizers and were questioned by the government. Primary suspects were government employees, people in the entertainment industry and union activists. Many people suffered loss of employment or the ruining of their careers. The most famous examples of McCarthyism include speeches, investigations, and hearings of McCarthy himself. 8. Korean War- This war started on June 25, 1950 when 75,000 soldiers from the North Korean People’s Army invaded across the 38th parallel. This invasion was the first military action of the Cold War. A first attempt to stop the Korean War was made by the UN and by July, American troops had entered the war on South Korea’s behalf. After some back and forth over the 38th parallel, the fighting became stalled and casualties mounted. American officials worked to come up with some sort of treaty with North Korea. In 1953, the Korean War came to an end, but to this day the Korean peninsula is still
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