This cartoon of 18 June 1947 by EH Shepard for the British magazine Punch shows Truman and Stalin as two taxi-drivers trying to get customers. The 'customers' are labelled 'Turkey', 'Hungary', 'Bulgaria', 'Austria'.
The Truman Doctrine was announced on March 12, 1947. It stated that the U.S. would provide countries threatened by other countries, such as the USSR, with assistance economically, financially, and militarily. Truman wrote this doctrine with the intention of helping Greece and Turkey so the USSR would not take over and make the country Communist. Truman felt that Communism should be stopped and the USSR should not be an all-powerful nation. Many see this doctrine as the beginning of the Cold…
Cold War Map Exercise guides students through the divisions that formed immediately after World War II. Students color the alliances of each country in Europe then answer a few questions on their new map. After, they read an excerpt of the Truman Doctrine and complete the exercise based on their analysis of the primary source and map. No other maps from the book are needed, just a set of red and blue color pencils or crayons. This can be used in class or as homework as it’s stand alone.
Imagine yourself as president for the day with a visit to Key West's Truman Little White House. It was here the 33rd president met with the Joint Chiefs of Staff, worked on the Marshall Plan and wrote the Truman Doctrine.