The Truman Doctrine: Definition, Summary & Purpose


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What did the Truman Doctrine specify?

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1. Who originally proposed the policy of containment?

2. Why did Truman call for aiding Turkey and Greece?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The following quiz and worksheet combo will display your knowledge of the Truman Doctrine. You will be tested on subjects such as the policy of containment.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

During the assessments, you will be tested on:

  • What the Truman Doctrine specified
  • Who proposed the policy of containment
  • Truman helping Turkey and Greece
  • The type of governments the United States supported

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the Truman Doctrine
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about Turkey and Greece
  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about the policy of containment in a different light

Additional Learning

To learn more about the doctrine, review the lesson titled The Truman Doctrine: Definition, Summary & Purpose. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Details relations between the United States and Soviet Union during World War II
  • Defines containment
  • Explains the thought process of the doctrine
  • Covers the lasting impact of the doctrine