Defining the Cold War, pp

Questions on U.S. & USSR Perspectives

Download 1.93 Mb.
Size1.93 Mb.
1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   ...   19
Questions on U.S. & USSR Perspectives:

  1. What insights can be drawn from these two documents about the origins of the Cold War and who or what is responsible for its start?

  2. Had the USSR’s perspective been more accessible in America, do you think things would have been different? Why or why not?

U.S. Policy of Containment

  • U.S.-USSR relations worsened in ’46 and ’47; an increasingly worried U.S. tried to offset the growing Soviet threat to Eastern Europe

  • President Truman, having been persuaded by the Long Telegram, adopted a foreign policy called containment: a strategy to block Soviet influence and prevent the __________________________ of communism

  • Idea was to contain communism and let it destroy itself from within

  • To help in this endeavor, the U.S. would form __________________________ (collective security) and help weak countries resist Soviet advances (through financial or military aid)

  • The U.S. created/increased military and security agencies, such as NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization); an attack on any NATO member would be met with armed force by all member nations; U.S. effort to create NATO led the USSR to answer back with the Warsaw Pact alliance

  • Policy was seen as tough and combative as opposed to pre-war tactics utilized to “combat” Hitler (appeasement)

  • Designed to defend position of global leadership

  • An incredibly __________________________ policy; the dramatic increase in government spending to promote U.S. interests and contain communism was possible due to rising general prosperity and an expanding middle class in America

Directory: cms -> lib010 -> PA01916442 -> Centricity -> Domain -> 2100
2100 -> Soc ∙ Ms. Wiley ∙ Culture Resources & Analysis, d name
2100 -> Edge fall Quarter 2003
2100 -> Actively read both secondary sources and respond to corresponding prompts
2100 -> At the turn of the century, the United States pursued a more vigorous and aggressive foreign policy than it had in the past, securing the country a place as a new world power. During this period, U. S
2100 -> In Aaron Huey’s Ted Talk he made mention of the word "genocide" when describing the formation and expansion of the U. S. at the expense of its indigenous people
2100 -> Document Number Document Name
2100 -> Case, the experiment helped to persuade the U. S
2100 -> In this exercise, you will look at a sample dbq, investigate the documents, build an outline that responds to the question, and evaluate a sample response
2100 -> John Ross Major Ridge
2100 -> The way Columbus's story used to be told

Share with your friends:
1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   ...   19

The database is protected by copyright © 2020
send message

    Main page