Week 4 discussion 2 - Week 4 Discussion 2 One major foreign policy event of the Cold War was the Marshall Plan named after Secretary of State George C

Week 4 discussion 2 - Week 4 Discussion 2 One major foreign...

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Week 4 Discussion 2 One major foreign policy event of the Cold War was the Marshall Plan, named after Secretary of State George C. Marshall, also called the European Recovery Program. The Marshall Plan required all European nations to provide American Aid and it successfully sparked economic recovery. This plan was addressed at a commencement speech before the graduating class of Harvard University in June 1947 (Barnes & Bowles, 2014). Under the Marshall Plan, relief packages were stamped with an emblem to inform Europeans that the aid they were receiving came from the United States (Barnes & Bowles, 2014). Another major foreign policy event of the Cold War was Harry S. Truman’s Fair Deal. This policy established Truman’s own domestic agenda which included twenty-one provisions which would expand social welfare programs (Barnes & Bowles, 2014). Veterans returning to the U.S from WWll were in favor

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