US foreign policy 1945-55

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1. Why did Truman vetoe MacArthur's idea?

  • He didn't like MacArthur
  • Truman wanted to follow a more aggressive policy
  • He was worried it could start WW3 and only wanted to contain communism, not confront it.
  • Didn't want to repeat WW2 and wanted to confront communism more harshly later
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2. Give the year Marshall Aid was proposed

  • 1945
  • 1948
  • 1947
  • 1950

3. What other action of the USA suggested their policy was aggressive?

  • Marshall Aid - suggested they were trying to spread capitalist influence
  • Berlin Blockade - shouldn't have airlifted in supplies
  • Carter doctrine
  • Churchil's speech

4. What did General MacArthur want to do in the Korean war?

  • Continue the war to remove the Chinese communist government
  • Proceed past the 38th parallel to remove the communist North Korean gov.
  • End the war and allow South Korea to become communist
  • Proceed past the 8th parallel to remove the communist North Korean gov.

5. One point of the Kennan telegram

  • USA must prepare to use force against the USSR
  • The USA should give in to communism
  • The USA should be scared of Stalin
  • The USA were beating Stalin


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