Social Studies Chapter 12 Lesson 3

1. Assure-to promise or to make sure

2. North Korea's invasion alarmed President Truman

3. Hoping to unite Korea, North Korean troops invaded South Korea on June 25, 1950

4. Truman sought UN approval for an invasion of the North

5. By spring of 1951, UN forces had recovered

6. Demilitarized zone-region where military forces are not allowed

7. Conclude-to figure out or decide

8. The United States had shown the soviets that it was willing to use force to block the spread of communism

9. The statement dragged, Truman wanted to negotiate an end to the fighting

10. Truman concluded that it was the only action he could take and "still be president of the United States."

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