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President Truman fired General MacArthur after the general went against his policies and argued publicly for an invasion of North Korea and China.  In this lesson, students explore how Americans responded to Truman's decision to fire MacArthur and consider how the historical context of early Cold War America shaped the conflict between these two icons.


Image: Photograph of President Truman and General MacArthur by the U.S. Department of State, 1950. From the Wikimedia Commons.

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