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Winston Churchill was a british politician and army officer. Prime minister of the U.K. from 1940-1945. Americans would trust was he has to say about the Soviets because of his experience in the army and because of his authority as the prime minister.
3. Close reading: Does Truman present American policy as offensive or defensive? What words or phrases does Truman use to present policy this way?
Record your first hypothesis: Who was primarily responsible for the Cold War - the United States or the Soviet Union?
Churchill claimed that the Soviet Union just wanted the fruits of war and not to start a war.
Truman believed Greece needed American aid because of the communist violence happening and the desire to be free from it.
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”?
Soviet Ambassador Telegram 1. Sourcing: Who was Nicholas Novikov? When did he write this telegram?
2. Close reading: How does Novikov describe the United States? What evidence does he use to support his description?
3. Context: What does Novikov claim the United States planned during the Second World War?
Henry Wallace Letter 1. Sourcing: Who was Henry Wallace? When did he write this letter?
2. Close Reading: What is Wallace’s main argument? 3. Corroboration: How does Wallace’s description of American foreign policy compare to
Truman’s and Novikov’s?
Record your second hypothesis: Who was primarily responsible for the Cold War - the United States or the Soviet Union?
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