Vietnam Era

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26 terms · Review for 8R Vietnam War test on Friday.

John F. Kennedy

Optimistic President - created space program

Lyndon B. Johnson

The President who sent troops to Vietnam

Richard M. Nixon

President who claimed to win Vietnam with peace and honor

Jimmy Carter

Faced a hostage situation in Iran during Presidency

China

Where Nixon visited to ease Cold War tensions

Watergate scandal

Attempted burglary of Democratic headquarters during 1972 campaign

1st President to resign

Richard M. Nixon

detente

Easing of Cold War tensions

France

Imperialized Vietnam for almost 100 years

North Vietnam

Communist portion of Vietnam

South Vietnam

Portion of Vietnam American supported

Ho Chi Minh

Communist leader of Vietnam

Domino Theory

If Vietnam fell to communism the countries around it would also fall

Gulf of Tonkin

Where American boat was sunk - made LBJ send troops

Vietnam War

America entered this war to stop the spread of communism

Guerrilla Warfare

Hit and Run Tactics

Jungles

Fighting of war took place here ("home court advantage")

Chemical Weapons

Napalm and Agent Orange

Hawk

Supported the war to stop spread of communism

Doves

Anti - War

Cambodia

A country American bombed to stop North Vietnam

Vietnam

After American troops left this country became one communist country

Kent State

College where 4 students died peacefully protesting

Woodstock

3 day music festival in NY

Hippies

group of people creating their own anti-war culture

Great Society

LBJ's plan to make life better for Americans (ex. welfare)

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