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Unformatted text preview: Student Name: Truman and Eisenhower 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 the each issue listed in the first column. Truman Eisenhower Similar or Different? Truman claimed that the Although supporting the Similar. United States could no containment strategy, longer stand by and Eisenhower tried to allow the forcible combat the Soviet extension of Soviet Union by more Truman pledged that the In his policy,means as Similar. totalitarianism into aggressive Attitude toward United States would help Eisenhower outlined the democratic, independent outlined in the Communism and any nation resist Soviet challenge by nations. State-Defense study Containment communism in order to allowing NSC 68. U.S. forces to prevent its spread. participate. Truman supported the Eisenhower said that Similar Use of Military use of nuclear weapons our military Force and to stop the war and save establishment is a vital Technology the thousands of element in the American lives that peacekeeping. would likely be in more the planned Do you think that onedestroyed president was successful than the other? Why or why not? Write at least invasion of Japan and three sentences in the space below: the Pacific islands controlled It is highly discussed that on by theJapan. one hand, President Truman (in power from 1945-53) had done much more for Civil Rights than President Eisenhower. In 1947, Truman released a report called "To Protect Those Rights," outlining priorities and measures to bring in changes in civil right. By comparison, Eisenhower was under further pressure to make improvements regarding Civil Rights. From 1953-1961, Eisenhower was the president and he saw the rise in Cold War tensions between the Capitalist US and the Communist USSR under his time. With these comparisons, I believe that both presidents were successful in what they set out to accomplish. Relationship with Soviet leaders ...
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