How did the Korean War affect and change American foreign policy? Levering B. Ralph. The Public and American Foreign Policy 1918-1978. New York: William Morrow and Company, Inc., 1978The Publics and American Foreign Policy 1918-1978. 1978Secondary Source, Print Levering perspective is that from the late 1940’s to early 1950’s, many educated people believed in everything Truman and the U.
N. had done. But only, in the stalemate did they realize something was done wrong. Levering has a negative outlook on Truman’s government. This source is reliable as it is written by a person who lived in that time frame and was able to have a first hand experience.
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At the time the book was released, Korea was going through an “Extended Capabilities Phase”. South Korea and the U.S. had increase in the size of combined ROK-US exercises. Iin November Close reading:Corroboration:Walton J. Richard. Congress and American Foreign Policy.
New York: Parents’ Magazine Press, 1972Congress and American Foreign Policy. 1972Type of Source & Web or Print:Sourcing:Contextualization:Close reading:Corroboration:Hess R. Gary. Congress and American Foreign Policy: A Background Book on the Presidential-congressional Struggle. Baltimore: The Johns Hopkins University Press, 2001Congress and American Foreign Policy: A Background Book on the Presidential-congressional Struggle. 2001Type of Source & Web or Print:Sourcing:Contextualization:Close reading:Corroboration:Haruki Wada. The Korean War: An International History. Lanham: Rowman & Littlefield, 2014The Korean War: An International History.
2014Type of Source & Web or Print:Sourcing:Contextualization:Close reading:Corroboration:Department of State Washington. American Foreign Policy: Current Documents, 1963. Washington D.C.: U.S. Government Printing Office, 1967American Foreign Policy: Current Documents, 1963 .
1967Primary Source, PrintSourcing:Contextualization:Close reading:Corroboration:Harry S. Truman: “Statement by the President on the Situation in Korea” The American Presidency Project, June 27, 1950, http://www.presidency.ucsb.
edu/ws/?pid=13538.Statement of President Harry S. Truman on the Situation in Korea. June 27, 1950 Primary Source, Web In his Statement, President Harry Truman, never faults the Soviet Union or any other concrete form of government, but rather says it is only communism’s fault. This makes his perspective in the source that communism is the fault for killing peace and that it will even use force to its own use. This Statement was created to inform the public of the Presidents plans for Korea and how the U.
N. and the U.S. plan to act. This source is reliable as it is first hand from the President, and gives information about the actions the U.
S. and U.N. will take. Just two days before the Statement was written and published, the North Korean troops moved over the 38th parallel and into Seoul. War broke out between the North and South.
Around the time this article was produced, the world was focusing on the containment of communism. The Soviet Union exited the Security Council and the United Nations just six months earlier as a protest against them not letting a Chinese delegate in. Truman ordered the United States air and sea forces to give the Korean Government troop aid. He believes that the occupation of Formosa by Communist forces would be a “…
direct threat to the security of the Pacific area and to United States forces performing their lawful and necessary functions in that area.” (Truman) The president also claims to have ordered the 7th Fleet to prevent any attack on Formosa. He called on them to cease air and sea operations against mainland China. The President talks about strengthening U.
S. forces in the Philippines and Indochina and aiding democratic governments. Corroboration:The U.S. National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, DC, “The United States Enters the Korean Conflict.” The U.S. National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, DC, September 7, 2016, https://www.
archives.gov/education/lessons/korean-conflict. The United States Enters the Korean Conflict. September 7, 2016Secondary Source, Web The author’s perspective in this article is that the United States feared the Soviet Union to spread communism, and that this was the cause of the Korean War and many of the foreign policy changes made during that time period. This article was created to give the reader a detailed background about the Statement of President Harry S.
Truman on the Situation in Korea. This source is reliable because it does not take sides on who was right or wrong but simply gives background information about the time period. This article was also written by the National Archives which gives this sourse much reliability.
Around the time this article was produced, South Korea was able to impeach their president, Park Geun-hye, who was accused ,in October, that a long-time friend had used their friendship to influence government decisions and extort money from Korean companies. Also in 2016, North Korea conducted its fourth nuclear missile test against Washington’s warning. Then, later in the year a fifth missile test was conducted. The Korean War was the first major battle that fully supported the containment of communism. Korea was divided on the 38th parallel between the United States and the Soviet Union to avoid conflict, but the division was not set in stone.
Northern Soviet Korea invaded over the 38th parallel. This led to General. Arthur McDouglas, appointed by Truman, to become U.N. Commander. 15 other nations also sent troops into Korea. Truman also asked for the National Security Council an analysis of Soviet and American military capabilities, known as “NSC 68,”.
The Council recommended heavy increases in military funding to help contain the Soviets. Truman also offered to aid Formosa (Taiwan). For doing so, Truman was criticized for “losing’ another country, China, as Formosas nationalist government fought back against mainland China.