Essay on The United States ' Relationship With Soviet Russia

1056 Words Jun 9th, 2016 5 Pages
The United States’ relationship with Soviet Russia became very tense during the latter half of the twentieth century. This was due to the influence of certain individuals over the American people during those years. The influence of Presidents Harry S. Truman, Dwight D. Eisenhower, John F. Kennedy, and senator Joseph McCarthy affected the United States policy and society as they brought fear of soviets to the forefront, and made it their main priority to rid the influence of communism as much as the possibly could.
The first person who made sure to prevent the globalization of Communism was President Harry S. Truman. Truman was the Vice President to Franklin D. Roosevelt. However, after Roosevelt suffered an abrupt death, Truman was promoted to President. As he was new to this position, Truman came in inexperienced and nervous. He was also inexperienced in foreign policy, and therefore disliked the Soviet Union. It was his goal to put down the rise of Communism. His first move was to send aid to the French in Vietnam. But shortly after, George F. Kennan created the containment policy, specifically relating to Russia’s expansive tendencies. Therefore, Truman created the Truman Doctrine. With the doctrine, Truman acknowledged that Communism is an ideological threat that needs to be confronted everywhere in the world. It continues by saying that it is America’s responsibility to help people everywhere resist Communism, and even granted $400 million to Greece and Turkey in…

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