Document A: The Iron Curtain Speech 1.Sourcing: Who was Winston Churchill? Was the Prime Minister of Great Britain Whywould Americans trust what he has to say about the Soviet Union? Because Great Britain was an important ally of the US after WWII2.Close reading: What does Churchill claim that the Soviet Union wanted? Global influence and power Document B: The Truman Doctrine 1.Close reading: Why did Truman believe Greece needed American aid in 1947? 2.Because Communism was getting into the country, and to get rid of it, Truman offered them financial support to reconstruct the nation.3.Context: What country is Truman referring to in the first paragraph? The Soviet Union4.Close reading: Does Truman present American policy as offensive or defensive? Defensive What words or phrases does Truman use to present policy this way? Truman portraits the Communist nation as aggressive and evil, oppressing other lesser nations. So Truman is trying to show a solution to this ‘attacks’ and offers help to those countries.