On April 3rd, 1948, President Harry S. Truman signed the Economic Recovery Program, also known as the Marshall Plan. This program was designed to help European nations recover from the devastating aftermath of World War II. View the following video clips to learn about the Marshall Plan, its impact on Europe and its legacy.
General George C. Marshall discusses the Marshall Plan before Congress in this 1963 U.S. Army film. ** This clip is part of C-SPAN Classroom's FREE resources for teachers and students. Visit www.c-spanclassroom.org for more info. **