My Witness: General George C. Marshall
My Name: Nicholas M
Background: George Marshall started his millitary career in World War 1, where he served as a captain in and dealt with both training and operations, in world was 2 he was the U.S army chief of staff, one of the highest millitary positions. After the war he became U.S Secretary of State headed the Marshall Plan an ambitious plan to restore europes infrastructure and economy.
Connection to this Case: George Marshall, as Chief of staff and later Secretary of State was heavily involved in many millitary operations (including the development and application of the Atomic Bomb) as well as post-war relief efforts, most notably the Marshall Plan, previously called the European Recovery Program
Your Testimony: I will Argue the validity of the atomic bombs use, and argue that marshall was essential for the application of the Marshall Plan, having both approveed it and submitted it to congress for funding. According to myu argument, this attests to trumans character showing that he gave United States funds (13 billion U.S dollars in total) to a devestated Europe, even though the war had taken its toll on America. Truly an act of compassion
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Origin- The speech by George Marshall delivered at Harvard College proposing the Marshall Plan
Purpose- To promote the Marshall Plan and speak to its purpose and behnifits
Value of this source in preparation of my testimony- Fully outlines Both the logistics and numbers of utilising the Marshall Plan, and talks about how america, as a leading nation, has an obligation to provide assistance to its neighbors.
Limitations of this source in preparation of my testimony-, It is presented by Marshall himself, so it is naturally somewhat biased.
"The Marshall Plan Speech." George C Marshall. Marshall Foundation, n.d. Web. 21 Apr. 2015.
Source #2- Measuring the Marshall Plan
Origin- This Article is published by Foreighn Affairs and concerns the marshall plan and its statistics and details
Purpose- Primarily to inform
Value of this source in preparation of my testimony- This source is immensly valuable because of its extensive detail and raw statistics
Limitations of this source in preparation of my testimony- it is a secondary source, and it is also quite lengthy.
-May, Stacy. "Measuring the Marshall Plan." Global. Foreighn Affairs, n.d. Web. 21 Apr. 2015.