The author then goes on to choose three specific points to prove his thesis that the time period caused the policy change: Communism, the Holocaust, and technology. The author tends to focus more on Harry Truman, so it would have been better to include a bit more information about George Washington. However, the author also does an excellent job of including relevant historical information not mentioned in the prompt documents: Karl Marx, Hitler, Marshall Plan, etc. You do not need to “name drop” in your essay, but it’s important to bring your own knowledge to the time periods being discussed. The author also does a good job using quotations from the two documents to make his points.