How did the Cold War affect notions of freedom in the United States in the 1940s and 1950s?

UCF The Cold War and The 1950s Effects in Notions of Freedom in The US Discussion

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The Cold War and the 1950s

How did the Cold War affect notions of freedom in the United States in the 1940s and 1950s? In the context of a geopolitical struggle with Soviet communism, how did Americans come to define freedom at home? How did they seek to spread it abroad – and at what cost?

By 11:59 pm on Thursday, write a 300-word discussion board post in response to the prompt. In your response, you must quote or make reference to at least one of the documents assigned for reading in this module. You may also use material addressed in the lecture videos.

Document 159 – The Truman Doctrine (1947)

Document 164 – Joseph R. McCarthy on the Attack (1950)