Truman Was Responsible For The Cold War Essay

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President Harry Truman became the 33rd President of the United States on April 12, 1945 after Franklin D. Roosevelt died from a cerebral hemorrhage. Truman, being thrust into a position that carries a lot of weight, was given the power to decide how the U.S. would operate with other countries. Some of Truman’s decisions like fighting against communism by manking the Truman Dcotrine and laying an anti-communism bedrock for foreign policy, trying to stop the expansion of the USSR and Manipulating Russian repartitions from World War II contributed to the start of the Cold War.

Truman is responsible for the Cold War because he directly fought against communism. Truman directly fought against communism during his presidency in many ways like issuing the Truman Doctrine, offering help to countries that were trying to fight communism, and by laying an anti-communism bedrock for America’s foreign policy. In 1947 Harry Truman issued the Truman Doctrine which said that the United States would actively support any country that was trying to fight communism’s spread. An example of this is when the U.S. provided $400 million in military and economic aid to the Greeks fighting against the Greek Communist Party during the Greek Civil War. Another thing he did to fight against communism that is an example of the Truman Doctrine is send in naval reinforcements to Turkey to assist them when they would not allow Russian shipping flow through the Turkish Straits. Truman also made it so that…

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