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Douglas macarthur

  1. 1. Douglas Macarthur By: Alysia Grainey And Cindy Klester
  2. 2. Douglas <ul><li>Third son of the high – ranking military figure Arthur Macarthur </li></ul><ul><li>1880 – born in Little Rock, Arkansas </li></ul><ul><li>Graduated first at West Point Military Academy </li></ul><ul><li>1903 – gained commission into engineers </li></ul><ul><li>1905 – sent to Tokyo to his father </li></ul>
  3. 3. Douglas <ul><li>1917 – sent to France </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Second battle of Marne </li></ul></ul><ul><li>1918 – youngest divisional commander in the field </li></ul><ul><li>1930 to 1935 – Chief of Staff </li></ul><ul><li>After Pearl Harbor </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Put in charge of the Philippines </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>He failed </li></ul></ul>
  4. 4. Douglas <ul><li>America’s senior military commander </li></ul><ul><li>Led America’s withdrawal from Philippines with his famous quote </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>“ I shall return” </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>He did fulfill his promise </li></ul>
  5. 5. Douglas <ul><li>The withdrawal only made him want to recover the islands more. </li></ul><ul><li>Came up with “island – hopping” </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Meant that Americans took the longer more important island captured by the Japanese, left the smaller ones to “willow on the vine” </li></ul></ul>
  6. 6. Douglas <ul><li>Supreme Commander of the Allied Forces </li></ul><ul><li>Head of the occupation forces in Japan </li></ul><ul><li>As emperor announced on radio </li></ul><ul><ul><li>“ he was not a god and just a mortal” </li></ul></ul>
  7. 7. Douglas <ul><li>Helped rebuild a nations damaged by the war </li></ul><ul><li>Helped more Japan forward as a nation </li></ul><ul><li>More resentment in Washington D.C. than Japan </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Americans didn’t like the amount of Japan Douglas gained </li></ul></ul>
  8. 8. Douglas <ul><li>Douglas remained in power as head of the United Nation force </li></ul><ul><ul><li>The Korean War </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Showed his military genius with the landing at Inchon </li></ul></ul>
  9. 9. Douglas <ul><li>Yalu River </li></ul><ul><ul><li>President Truman wanted the bridges destroyed </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Failed to give the order </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Douglas protested to not getting the order </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Replaced by General Matthew Ridgeway </li></ul></ul></ul>
  10. 10. Douglas <ul><li>Back in America </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Returned a hero </li></ul></ul><ul><li>The “Chicago Tirbune” wrote a article at the time of his dismissal </li></ul><ul><ul><li>“Truman was not fit to tie Macarthur’s shoes” </li></ul></ul>
  11. 11. Douglas <ul><li>Retirement spent in Manhattan </li></ul><ul><li>Died at age of 84 in Washington D.C. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>More Quotes </li></ul></ul><ul><li>“In war there is no substitute </li></ul><ul><li>for victory” </li></ul><ul><li>It is fatal to enter any war </li></ul><ul><li>without the will to win it” </li></ul><ul><li>Americans never quit” </li></ul>
  12. 12. Citations <ul><li>&quot;Douglas MacArthur.&quot; Spartacus Educational - Home Page . Web. 04 Apr. 2011. <http://www.spartacus.schoolnet.co.uk/USAmacarthur.ht m>. </li></ul><ul><li>&quot;Douglas MacArthur Quotes - BrainyQuote.&quot; Famous Quotes at BrainyQuote . Web. 04 Apr. 2011. <http://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/authors/d/douglas _macarthur.html>. </li></ul><ul><li>&quot;Douglas MacArthur.&quot; History Learning Site . Web. 04 Apr. 2011. <http://www.historylearningsite.co.uk/douglas_macarthur. htm>. </li></ul>

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