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The Truman Doctrine Explained | Primary Source Close Reads Explained

What does the Truman Doctrine argue that the United States must do regarding the state of foreign affairs? In this episode of Close Reads Explained, Kirk explores President Harry Truman’s Address to Congress in 1947, later known as the Truman Doctrine. What does President Truman define as the difference between free and coercive governments? What argument does he make to the American people regarding the United States’ role in foreign affairs?

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