1. The United States intervened in Latin American affairs
in order to stop the spread of communism. Many people had opinions about the
U.S. intervention in Latin America. As a citizen of the United States, you will
write a letter to the editor voicing your opinion about U.S. actions in Chile.
In your letter, you should include the following:
A summary of
events in Chile
A discussion of
arguments for and against U.S. intervention:
values or ideals does intervention support?
values or ideals does intervention violate?
What might the United States
gain by intervening?
What might the
United States lose by not intervening?
Your support of or
opposition to U.S. actions