Truman's Four Points
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- First, the U.S. would "give unfaltering support to the United Nations and related agencies, and... continue to search for ways to strengthen their authority and increase their effectiveness."
- Second, "we will continue our programs for world economic recovery." This involved promoting free trade.
- Third, "we will strengthen freedom-loving nations against the dangers of aggression." He then outlined the formation of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO).
- Fourth, "we must embark on a bold new program for making the benefits of our scientific advances and industrial progress available for the improvement and growth of underdeveloped areas."
Resources and articles
Related Sourcewatch articles
- Harry S. Truman: Inaugural Address], Accessed April 19, 2011.
- Nelson A. Rockefeller, "Widening Boundaries of National Interest, Foreign Affairs, July 1951.