Directions: Students will research and write one reaction paper of approx. 750 words each (approx. 2 pages). *Remember, this is a Gordon Rule class, and, as such, there is a required writing component. The topic of this paper is Winston Churchills Iron Curtain speech, which he gave after the end of World War II. Churchill, more than any other political figure, saw the coming of the Cold War and warned America to be vigilant and to be proactive against this very real danger. In this reaction paper, you will be provided links to Churchills Iron Curtain speech, which you can listen to or read, as well as some supplemental YouTube videos that provide some documentary footage and context for the speech.
The prompt Id like you to answer in this short paper is the following: What is the Iron Curtain exactly and why do you think Churchill used this imagery? What were the purposes/motives of Churchills speech and how effective was it? Why was warning the United States, specifically, important to Churchill? How persuasive was this speech, in your opinion?