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Truman Library

http://www.trumanlibrary.org/lifetimes/index.html

Rating: 1, Awesome!

Description: Here is a wonderful collection of online exhibits including: World War II American propaganda posters, t he recogniion of Israel, desegregation of the armed services, the 1948 campaign, and love letters from Truman to Bess. Other themes are being developed and updated. Standard 10.9.3, 10.9.6, 11.9.3, and 11.10.1

Comments: This site is written and maintained by the Truman Library.

Resource Type: Mix of Text and Graphics.

Graphics content: High.

Resource ID: 3226

Marshall Plan (1948)

http://www.ourdocuments.gov/doc.php?flash=true&doc=82

Rating: 2, High!

Description: When World War II ended in 1945, Europe lay in ruins: its cities were shattered; its economies were devastated; its people faced famine. In the two years after the war, the Soviet Union's control of Eastern Europe and the vulnerability of Western European countries to Soviet expansionism heightened the sense of crisis. To meet this emergency, Secretary of State George Marshall proposed that European nations create a plan for their economic reconstruction and that the United States provide economic assistance. On December 19, 1947, President Harry Truman sent Congress a message that followed Marshall's ideas to provide economic aid to Europe. Congress overwhelmingly passed the Economic Cooperation Act of 1948, and on April 3, 1948, President Truman signed the act that became known as the Marshall Plan. Standards 10.9.3 and 11.9.3

Comments: This Our Documents site has a facsimile of the original document, a transcription of it, and background information to help the reader put the document in context.

Resource Type: Primary Source Text.

Graphics content: High.

Resource ID: 2101

Truman Doctrine (1947)

http://www.ourdocuments.gov/doc.php?doc=81

Rating: 2, High!

Description: In a meeting between Congressmen and State Department officials, Undersecretary of State Dean Acheson articulated what would later become known as the domino theory. He stated that if Greece and Turkey should fall in the communist uprising then underway, communism would likely spread south to Iran and as far east as India. Addressing a joint session of Congress on March 12, 1947, President Harry S. Truman asked for $400 million in military and economic assistance for Greece and Turkey and established a doctrine, aptly characterized as the Truman Doctrine, that would guide U.S. diplomacy for the next 40 years. President Truman declared, "It must be the policy of the United States to support free peoples who are resisting attempted subjugation by armed minorities or by outside pressures." The sanction of aid to Greece and Turkey by a Republican Congress indicated the beginning of a long and enduring bipartisan cold war foreign policy. Standards 10.9.2, 10.9.3, and 11.9.3

Comments: This Our Documents site has a facsimile of the original document, a transcription of it, and background information to help the reader put the document in context.

Resource Type: Primary Source Text.

Graphics content: High.

Resource ID: 3225

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