Ho Chi Minh
Communist leader in Vietnam.
Communist group led by Ho Chi Minh.
Dien Bien Phu
The place where the final battle took place that forced the French out of Vietnam.
Ngo Dinh Diem
A strong anti-communist who was supported by the American government and was killed in a coup.
A communist group in the south who began attacks on Diem's government, assassinating thousands.
Ho Chi Minh Trail
Used to supply the Vietcong though a network of paths along the borders of Laos and Cambodia
Gulf of Tonkin Resolution
This gave President Johnson great military powers to do whatever was "necessary" in Vietnam.
All males had to register with their local government and could serve in the military.
Vietnam New Year in which the north unleashed hundred of surprise attacks on towns and cities across Vietnam including the US embassy.
Nixon's call for gradual withdrawal of US troops
My Lai Massacre
Incident in which American troops killed from 175 to 400 Vietnamese villagers.
Line of latitude that separated North and South Vietnam.
The overthrow of a government by a group.
Capital of South Vietnam, fell to North Vietnamese in 1975.
Nguyen Van Thieu
He governed the South Vietnam from 1966-1975.