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"Go with Mac" is a slogan supporting General Douglas MacArthur as a hopeful presidential candidate for the election in 1952. His supporters were located in seven different states and were listed under several different political parties, including: Christian Nationalist, America First, and Constitution. MacArthur did not have enough support to become a viable candidate in the election. The election itself was during the red scare and many Americans were worried that communists would infiltrate the American government. 

General Douglas MacArthur had a memorable military career. He was awarded the status of five-star general in 1944, a temporary rank established by Congress so that the United States officers had a similar rank to allied officers. MacArthur also won the medal of honor, and became famous for leading the United Nations in the Korean War. General MacArthur saw the Korean War as an opportunity to stop the further spread of communism. He wanted to continue pushing back North Korean forces and suggested bombing some Chinese cities. President Truman’s priority was saving lives and avoiding a larger war in Asia, even if that meant signing a ceasefire along the 38th parallel. President Harry Truman removed General MacArthur from military command in 1951 for insubordination when the general ignored direct orders from the president and instead continued pushing North Korean troops farther north.

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The Firing of MacArthur | Harry S. Truman. Retrieved 16 February 2021, from https://www.trumanlibrary.gov/education/presidential-inquiries/firing-ma...

Five Star Generals and Admirals. Retrieved 16 February 2021, from https://www.arlingtoncemetery.mil/Explore/Notable-Graves/Prominent-Milit....

General Douglas MacArthur. Retrieved 16 February 2021, from https://www.macarthurmemorial.org/DocumentCenter/View/1689/BioDouglasMac...

Lange, K. (2019). Medal of Honor Monday: Army 1st Lt. Arthur MacArthur Jr. Retrieved 16 February 2021, from https://www.defense.gov/Explore/Features/story/Article/1868266/medal-of-....

United States presidential election of 1952 | United States government. Retrieved 16 February 2021, from https://www.britannica.com/event/United-States-presidential-election-of-...

Yount, D., 2021. Response to APIC Group Post.

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