Reading the Truman Doctrine Address | A Primary Source Close Read w/ BRI
Mary and Tony discuss the 1947 “Truman Doctrine” speech, in which President Harry S. Truman
addressed Congress regarding the urgent need to assist Greece, Turkey, and other governments
actively under threat from Communist pressures. Believing that only a superpower like the United
States was in a position to mitigate these global Communist crises, Truman called on Congress
and America at large to step up and serve as a model of freedom for the rest of the world. What
were the implications of Truman’s momentous address?