Truman and the Cold War Last updated Save as PDF Page ID187277 The distribution of power is when power, influence or authority is distributed, spread around or apportioned Why did President Truman think it was necessary for the U.S. to get involved in the Korean War? Follow these directions to answer the Focus Question. Read: Truman and the Cold War Reading. (attached below) Review the background and timelines of the growing Cold War conflict between the U.S. and the Soviet Union. Research: Truman and the Cold War Research. (attached below) Explore the origins of the Korean War and the background for the Truman Doctrine. Respond: Truman and the Cold War Response Sheet. (attached below) Answer the questions, and imagine you are President Truman's press secretary. Apply your knowledge and write a press release justifying U.S. involvement in the Korean War. Go to the next page to submit your response sheet.