On April 3, 1948, US President Harry S. Truman signs and authorizes the release of several billion dollars in aid to help the recovery effort in Europe after the Second World War. The architect of this effort is Gen. George Marshall. Truman cites "This measure is America’s answer to the challenge facing the free world.”(image & text courtesy New York Times Education section @ http://learning.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/04/03/april-3-1948-truman-signs-marshall-plan-providing-aid-to-europe/#) World Wars, George Marshalls, Chiefs Military, Army George Catlett, United States Army, Army Chiefs, States Army George, Army United, Presidents Franklin
"If the Cold War had a formal beginning, it was probably May 22, 1947. On this day, President Harry S. Truman signed into law what might be his most durable legacy: The Truman Doctrine." The Doctrine provided Financial Aid to Greek and Turkish Governments to strengthen those nations and fend off Soviet Communist expansion.
1948 ELECTION - Reporters work away as PRESIDENT HARRY S. TRUMAN, his wife Bess and their daughter Margaret wave from a train during a whistle-stop at Pocatello, Idaho, in 1948.
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On this day (April 16) in 1947, Bernard Baruch, the multimillionaire financier and adviser to presidents from Woodrow Wilson to Harry S. Truman, coined the term “Cold War” to describe the increasingly chilly relations between two World War II Allies: the United States and the Soviet Union. (image courtesy: Time. text courtesy: The Charleston Gazette & Politico.com @ www.wvgazette.com...)
July 25, 1961: US President John F. Kennedy conducts a radio and television report to the American People on the Berlin Crisis. In that report he declares to the Soviets that attack upon that city [West Berlin] will be regarded as an attack upon us all [US & NATO member nations].
June 22, 1990: BERLIN GERMANY, Checkpoint Charlie is removed from is original location of Friedrichstrasse & Koch Strasse. The symbol of where East met West was removed to show that change has come to Europe and that Cold War was quickly coming to an end. Credit: Deutsches Bundesarchiv.