Unit5Lesson6TheColdWarBegins Drew Funk Essay

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Name: Drew Funk
Date: 1/30/15
Graded Assignment
Containing Communism
Complete and submit this assignment by the due date to receive full credit.
(20 points)
Part 1: Complete the Chart
1. Using your own words, complete the chart below to describe causes and effects of Cold War events and policies. Refer to the information you gathered in the online activity The Cold War Begins to help you complete each column.
Topic
Brief Description
Causes
Effect and/or Outcome
Truman Doctrine
He established that the United States would provide political, military and economic assistance to all democratic nations under threat from external or internal authoritarian forces.
Declared it to be the foreign policy of the United States to assist any country
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policy of containment is relevant to the topic you chose. The first sentence of the first paragraph will be the thesis statement and should name the aspect of the Cold War and state whether or not the events related to it could be considered part of the U.S. policy of containment. For example: The U.S. response to the devastation of Western Europe can/cannot be considered part of the U.S. policy of containment.
Use your completed chart from Part 1 of this Graded Assignment as a resource for your essay.
Your article should:
Paraphrase your thesis statement.
Provide some background information about the topic you chose.
Describe the policy of containing communism adopted by the United States after World War II.
Describe the reasons for the policy and explain how the United States intended to enforce this policy.
Explain why events related to your topic could be considered, or not considered, part of the U.S. policy of containment.
Answer:

The US response to the devastation of West Europe 'can' be considered part of the US policy of containment. In regards to the Marshall Plan; When the War ended May 1945 West Europe (especially Germany) was left devastated, and for the most part stayed that way 1946/ 1947. Populations were without housing, refugees were everywhere, there was starvation in Germany and the Soviet Russians who held East Europe were trying to expand into ravaged West Europe. Then, 1948 along came the Marshall Plan........then say what

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