3 paragraph short essay.
Help me study for my Writing class. I’m stuck and don’t understand.
Here’s the instructions on what the essay will be based on:
Truman argued that the U.S. must be willing to project its financial and military power into different parts of the world to contain the spread of communism. Was Truman justified in making this argument? How does Truman’s argument compare to arguments today about projecting US power to contain or defeat terrorism? In thinking through this issue, consider the following: In the decades after Truman’s Address, the U.S. committed financial and military resources to many countries on different continents, including Greece, Turkey, Korea, Vietnam, Guatemala, the Dominican Republic, and Chile. Your response should be a minimum of three paragraphs.
No MLA or APA citation is really required. Just simple and brief of atleast 500 words. I have attached a sample essay of one that I did before. Just be sure to include atleast 3 quotations from the articles to prove the view.
Articles that the essay should be based on:
- V. M. Molotov, “Equal Opportunity and Dollar Democracy” (1946) – In the wake of the announcement of the Marshall Plan in 1946, Molotov, then Soviet Foreign Minister, attacked the British and the Americans for violating their own principle of free seas in the cases of the Suez and Panama Canals. The United States, he contended, had profited from World War II and its aftermath. American plans for aiding Europe amounted to little more than American opportunism, given the weakness of the eastern European countries after the war and their consequent vulnerability to the penetration of American capital. The dollar was merely the instrument of American foreign policy–whose aims were not so noble, in Molotovs opinion–as the Americans themselves claimed. [If this link is broken, ignore it. I can’t find a replacement for it.]
- Harry S. Truman, “Speech to Congress” (1947) – On Dec. 31, 1946, President Truman declared an end to the period of World War II hostilities. Early in 1947 the British said they could not support the Greek government after March 31. Many diplomats feared that the Soviet Union would then spread its power throughout the Middle East. President Truman met the problem by asking Congress for 400 million dollars to aid Greece and Turkey. Congress appropriated the money. This policy of aid, popularly known as the Truman Doctrine, was an American challenge to Soviet ambitions throughout the world.
- James McCarthy, “Speech at Wheeling” 1950 – McCarthy, in a speech at Wheeling, West Virginia, mounted an attack on Truman’s foreign policy agenda by charging that the State Department and its Secretary, Dean Acheson, harbored “traitorous” Communists.