World War II: A World Transformed

Can He Block It?

At the end of World War II, the United States emerged as a global superpower.

Congress enhanced that influence by creating multilateral institutions, providing foreign aid to war-torn nations, and debating how best to manage America’s potent atomic capabilities. Members of Congress were instrumental in establishing the United Nations and in seeking to contain communism through support for the Truman Doctrine, the Marshall Plan, and the North Atlantic Treaty Organization.