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The Korean War was three different conflicts from the perspective of the disparate groups who fought in it. For North and South Korea, the...
In the closing years of World War II, American military and diplomatic representatives in China recognized that civil...
Glossary Term – Event
The Korean War began on June 25, 1950, when North Korea invaded South Korea in an effort to unify the two countries. The UN and the United States soon intervened, hoping to halt the spread of Communism to the South. After securing the 38th parallel border, the US aimed to “liberate” North Korea from Communism rather than just allowing the countries to return to pre-war terms. US and UN forces were unsuccessful in unifying the countries under South Korean rule. The conflict ended on July 26, 1953, following two years of peace negotiations...
Glossary Term – Event
During his presidential campaign, Eisenhower had promised to “stop the war in Korea” and to go there personally to assess the situation. As president-elect in December 1952, he made good on his promise and spent three days in the country, though the war continued for seven more months.
Glossary Term – Place
The 38th parallel was the dividing line between North Korea and South Korea and the focal point of fighting during the Korean War.
This online exhibition of letters and audio, created by the Gilder Lehrman Institute and the Legacy Project, features correspondence from over 200 years of American conflicts, ranging from the Revolution to the war in Iraq. This exhibition uses the words of famous generals and lesser-known troops, as well as parents, sweethearts, and children, to explore such themes as leaving home, life in the military, the pride and worries of those left behind, and ultimate sacrifice.
To discover the impact the Cold War had on multiple aspects of life, both in the United States and around the world, by exploring changes over time.Overview of Jigsaw Process
Expert Groups will create four timelines relating to key political and economic events and policies that occurred between 1945 and 1990 as a result of the Cold War. With timelines in hand, each member of the Expert Groups will create seven Home Groups and share their timeline information. These Home Groups will then create one...