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9. What did Truman cite as the toughest decision of his presidency?
During Truman’s presidency the toughest decision was to enter the Korean War. He spent many horrible nights making decisions whether the war would bring chaos and problems to American families. · Describe the Banning letter.
“Mr. Truman, As you have been directly responsible for the loss of our son’s life in Korea, you might just as well keep this emblem on display in your trophy room, as a memory of one of your historic deeds.Our Major regrets at this time is that your daughter was not there to receive the same treatment as our son received in Korea. “ Mr. Banning wrote the Banning letter to the President of United States, Truman about the death of his song’s life in Korea. He wants president to keep this displayed in his office as a memory of what his son had done for the Korean War. · Do you feel it was appropriate for Mr. Banning to send such a letter to the President of the United States? Why or why not?
It was definitely not appropriate for Mr. Banning to send such a letter to Truman, President of the United States. Since he knows that his own son is contributing in the war, he shouldn’t feel surprise that his son is dead because who can actually be that lucky to join the war and not die? Although he might send this Banning letter to Truman to show how upset he feels about his son’s death, and wants the President of United States to do something for them, what can Truman really do? When going to war, you should be expected to die, and if you’re lucky you’ll live. But if everyone sends a letter to Truman saying they want the president to keep this letter in his office as a memory, its really inappropriate for Mr. Banning to write that letter, because what if everyone writes a letter telling the president to keep the letter…how much time can the president waste on about this war? And Mr. Banning’s son is not the only person that died…so how much/what can the president do? I can also be in Mr. Banning’s show to emphasize how he’s feeling because his son just died…and to him it might be something hurtful to know, especially when his son is trying to help the country to join in the war. But I believe there would be something more stronger/bigger/important that the President of United States, Truman has to keep for this war as a memory.
Korea was separated from each other; South and North after World War II had ended. The Korean War began in June 25, 1950 – July 27, 1953. The Korean War was one of the most forceful and bloody wars in which our nation has been involved. “The Republic of Korea was proclaimed in the South and the People’s Democratic Republic of Korea in the North.” All these bloody events have happened because of the invasion of North Korea. During the Korean War, President of United States, Harry B. Truman, Eisenhower, and MacArthur as well as others had played an important role either trying to help or to end the war… -Xiao 801
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