Topic 1: What were the reasons for the United States getting involved in the Korean War? Why was this considered a “police action” instead of a war for the United States? What were the outcomes of the war when a cease-fire agreement was signed in 1953, and how do they relate to Korean and U.S.-Korean relations today?
Topic 2: What were some global events in the five years following World War II that contributed to the development of a global Cold War? What were the two basic sides of the Cold War (nations, ideologies, economic systems, etc.)?