Name: What happened on November 14, 1947, that set the stage for the permanent division of Korea?



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1. What happened on November 14, 1947, that set the stage for the permanent division of Korea?

 
 


 
 
 

2. a) Why is the Korean War often referred to as the forgotten war?


 
 
 
 
 

b) How many American soldiers lost their lives in the Korean War?


 
 

3. For these questions, examine this interactive map.

a) When did North Korea invade South Korea? How far south did they push the Americans?


 
 

b) Describe MacArthur’s counterattack at Inchon.

 
 


 

c) When did UN troops approach the Yalu River?


 
 


 

d) When did the war become a stalemate?

e) What were the major battles of the Korean Conflict?

 
 


4. a) Why did President Truman fire General MacArthur in 1951?

 
 

b) Who took MacArthur’s place?

 
5. a) What did Truman cite as the toughest decision of his presidency?

 

 

b) Describe the Banning letter.



 

c) How might President Truman have responded to this kind of letter? Why?

 

 

 



6. a) When was the armistice signed?

b) Has the Korean War ended?  Why or why not?

 

 

 



 

7. Did the American public think the Korean War was worth fighting? Explain your answer.


 

 

 



 

 


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