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Cold War Assignment Directions: Read Documents A & B by clicking on their titles. On a new Word document, answer the questions and write your first hypothesis. Then, read Documents C & D, answer the questions, and revise your original hypothesis. Answer the summarizing questions at the end. Save your work and submit it to your course. First Round: Read documents A & B by clicking on their titles. Answer the questions and write your first hypothesis. Iron CurtainSpeech(A)1.Sourcing: Who was Winston Churchill? Why would Americans trust what he has to say about the Soviet Union? Winston Churchill was an army officer, a writer, and a politician, and 1940 to 1945 he was the British Prime Minister.2.Close reading: What does Churchill claim that the Soviet Union wanted?Churchill claims that the Soviet Union wanted the fruits of war and the expansion of their power and doctrine to spread communism.TrumanDoctrine(B)1.Close reading: Why did Truman believe Greece needed American aid in 1947? Truman believes Greece needed American aid in 1947 because of the urgent appeal for financial andeconomic assistance from Greece; he said that the Greek feels threatened by terrorists who are led by the communists.2.Context: What does Truman mean when he claims, “Should we fail to aid Greece and Turkey in this fateful hour, the effect will be far reaching to the West as well as to the East”? Truman means that if one nation falls to communism, the other will fall as well. He thinks that if we should contain communism at the root where it stood, then we will be able to keep the spread of communism from getting out.

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