Date of Award


Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Arts

Degree Discipline

Political Science


The objective of this study is to determine through evaluation the relative effectiveness of Harry S. Truman and Dwight D. Eisenhower as organs of American Foreign relations in the Office of President of the United States. The judgement as to effectiveness will be made on the basis of the leadership of the men in two programs projected during the administration of each President. Evidence of effective techniques of leadership will be tested by three criteria. They are: Leadership in the Conception and Initiation of Programs; (2) Leadership in the Molding of Public Opinion; and (3) Leadership of the Congress.

It is not possible for the writer to measure precisely or quantitatively the effectiveness of the performance of these men. The writer will give a general indication of the relative effectiveness of the two men after evaluating the programs by the standards set to indicate effectiveness. Also, the reader should be aware of the general international conditions which led to the establishment of each program. President Truman was President during the latter part of World War II and in the post war years. President Eisenhower continued the containment policy that had been started under the Democratic Administration.

Committee Chair/Advisor

Earl M. Lewis


Prairie View A&M College


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Date of Digitization


Contributing Institution

John B Coleman Library

City of Publication

Prairie View





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