American foreign policy during the Cold War


After completing your assigned reading this week, read the three primary sources below and write a 500-word MLA style essay that addresses the following questions: How are these three documents instrumental in setting the tone for American foreign policy during the Cold War? What similarities in perspective do you notice between the Truman Doctrine, the Long Telegram, and the National Security Council? Why does the US government embrace an active postwar role in shaping the world? Why might the US view the Soviet Union as a potential threat? How is the language of “freedom” used to justify American foreign policy in the early Cold War? Are there common themes that appear in all three documents? Unit 4 Assignment 2 – Long Telegram.pdf Unit 4 Assignment 2 – The Truman Doctrine.pdf Unit 4 Assignment 2 – NSC-68.pdf Guidelines Essay assignments should conform to MLA format and cite the associated reading/resource. Use a 12-point font. Use double spacing, so there is room for me to write comments. Include your last name in the filename (example: Unit-1 AS1 Smith.) It should be a Word (.doc or .docx) format file.