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Unit 8: The Cold War Our Question:Who was primarily responsible for the Cold War – the United States or the Soviet Union?Directions: Complete the primary source analysis below.
Document A: Iron Curtain Speech 1. Sourcing: Who was Winston Churchill?Why would Americans trust what he has to say about the Soviet Union?Winston chruchill was the prime minister of the united kingdom.Because americans was trying to see if the soviet union was really tryingto make peace and surrender under their power.2. Close reading: What does Churchill claim that the Soviet Union wanted?They wanted the indefinite expansion of their power and doctrines
Document B: Truman Doctrine3.Close reading: Why did Truman believeGreece needed American aid in 1947?Truman believed that the americans would give them help them with theireconomic and finanacial problems.4. 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”?