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On June 5, 1947 Secretary of State George C. Marshall presented remarks at the Harvard Commencement. Marshall described the plight rampant in post-war Europe and committed United States resources to the rebuilding of those European countries who would accept such help. The speech in Harvard Yard set the direction of post-war reconstruction policy and announced to the world that the United States would spearhead this movement. The Marshall Plan, for which Marshall received the Nobel Peace Prize in 1953, promoted Western European integration, solidified continued U.S. involvement and investment in Europe, and helped rebuild those war ravaged countries who sought it's help.

Marshall Plan Speech George C. Marshall Foundation

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On June 5, 1947 Secretary of State George C. Marshall presented remarks at the Harvard Commencement. Marshall described the plight rampant in post-war Europe and committed United States resources to the rebuilding of those European countries who would accept such help. The speech in Harvard Yard set the direction of post-war reconstruction policy and announced to the world that the United States would spearhead this movement. The Marshall Plan, for which Marshall received the Nobel Peace Prize in 1953, promoted Western European integration, solidified continued U.S. involvement and investment in Europe, and helped rebuild those war ravaged countries who sought it's help.

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    Marshall Plan Speech - Audio Visual Presentation

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    Marshall Plan Speech - Audio

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    Marshall Plan Speech - Image of Original Speech

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