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At this point you know a great deal about the beliefs and actions of America’s first two Cold War presidents, Harry Truman (1945 – 1953) and Dwight D. Eisenhower (1953 – 1961). Complete the following chart to compare how Truman and Eisenhower addressed each issue listed in the first column. Truman Eisenhower Similar or Different? Relationship with Soviet leaders It was not very good, focused more on being better than the Soviet Union, and much harder on them. It was neutral, he didn’t agree with the Soviet Union, but could make deals with them as was necessary. Different Attitude toward Communism and Containment He adopted a policy of containment against Soviet/communism expansion. He introduced the Truman Doctrine to provide aid to Greece and Turkey, which would help protect them from

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