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Korean War. Warm up. What is the United Nations? What was the Truman Doctrine? Based on the map, who dominated the war before US and UN involvement?. U.N. New York City. Content Objective. Today I will be able to analyze America’s role in the Korean War by constructing a short response.

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Korean war

Korean War


Warm up

Warm up

  • What is the United Nations?

  • What was the Truman Doctrine?

  • Based on the map, who dominated the war before US and UN involvement?


Korean war

U.N.

  • New York City


Content objective

Content Objective

  • Today I will be able to analyze America’s role in the Korean War by constructing a short response.


Korean war

Read

  • Pgs. 327-329


Un intervention

UN intervention

  • MacArthur’s amphibious counterattack behind enemy lines saved South Korea.

    • Q: Would the South now be justified to take over the North?


Chinese intervention

Chinese intervention

  • UN (US) had come too close for comfort

    • China liked N. Korea as a “buffer state”

    • China outnumbered UN forces 10-1

      • UN pushed back

      • China captured Seoul

        • Trench warfare ensued 


An entirely new war

“… an entirely new war”

  • MacArthur called for invasion of China

    • Wanted to use nuclear weapons

    • Truman rejected plan for fear of World War III


Macarthur v truman

MacArthur v. Truman

  • MacArthur took his plan to newspapers and Republican politicians

    • Truman to MacArthur: “You’re fired”

      • 69% of Americans supported _________?


Exit ticket

Exit Ticket

  • Was MacArthur’s idea to invade China a good idea or cuckoo? Support your response with facts and examples.


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