Today In History- March 12

Today In History- March 12 - Stories


Harry Truman addresses issue of global communism.

  • Cambridge, Massachusetts

In one of the most signficant events in the spread of the Cold War, on Mar. 12, 1947, President Truman gave his famed Truman Doctrine speech.  The policy dramatically shifted American foreign policy in regards to the Soviet Union from détente to to containment of soviet expansion.  This eventually heightened tensions between the two superpowers.