The Beginning of the Korean War June 25, 1950 – July 27, 1953

BACKGROUD

In china the Nationalist and Communist fought a civil war. In 1935 they stopped and invaded Japan together. When World War II was over the civil war started agian. The U.S. helped the nationalist fight, but the communist won.

After World War II the U.S. helped build japans government back up, Japans new government gave their people more power. The U.S. also got control of South Korea and the Soviet Union got North Korea.

THE WAR BEGINS

The Korean War began on June 25, 1950. They invaded on the 38th panel and sent 75,000 troops over. It took a few days for the U.S. to get word on what had happened. Truman was visiting some friends and some supporters when he got a call telling him the news. After about a day the American civilians that were in South Korea were evacuated. Syngman Rhee, who was the president, said we had fought hard and were brave, but he knew we needed to surrender.

United States Involvement

Truman went to congress and talked about the invasion. He said he and already sent the sea and airfares to help South Korea. After he told congress this, they supported his actions. The house of representatives quickly approved the bill that stood for three more years.South Korea had been pushed back all the way to Pusan before the United states got involved.

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