Chapter 12 Lesson 3

The Battle in Korea went back and forth before finally settling at the truce line.

At the end of World War II p, the East Asian country of Korea came under control of the United States and the Soviet Union.

A U.S. machine gun crew prepares for combat, November 1950.

President Truman wanted to negotiate an end to the fighting, but MacArthur argued that dropping atomic bombs on Chinese bases and supply lines would bring a quick victory.

General Douglas MacArthur was relieved of his duties after his disagreement with President Truman.

MacArthur criticized the president. In a letter to a member of Congress, MacArthur said he was being kept from doing his job.

Most of the UN forces were entrusted to World War II hero Douglas MacArthur.

General MacArthur urged President Truman to order the invasion of North Korea.

Talks to end the Korean War helped negotiateors to finally reach a cease-fire agreement in July 1953.

The cease-fire agreement was created during the presidency of Dwight D. Eisenhower.

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