Social Change, Distrust, and Vietnam
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Women's Rights Movement
Organized effort to improve political, legal and economic status of women in American society.
The belief that women should have economic, political, and social equality with men.
Equal Rights Amendment, passed in 1972 and was a major success in the Women's Rights Movement.
Wrote and performed "I am Woman" which became the anthem for the Women's Rights Movement.
American Indian Movement
a civil rights group organized to promote the interests of Native Americans.
Indian Patrol of Minneapolis
Voluntary citizens patrol formed in response to the distrust of the local Minneapolis Police.
Convicted member of AIM who fled to Canada after shooting two FBI agents, and was recently pardoned.
20th Century Mexican American who devoted his life to improving conditions for migrant workers.
Organized fight against discrimination faced by Latinos in education, employment and the legal system.
Sustainable management of resources/environment through changes in public policy & individual behavior.
Lifestyles and values opposed to those of the established culture.
Peace, Love, Harmony.
Hippie Mecca (neighborhood in San Francisco).
Band that had an enormous influence on popular music in the 1960s and embodied the Hippie/Counter Culture.
Took over Vietnam after Japanese were expelled and U.S. Supported the French in their interests.
Ho Chi Minh
Communist leader of North Vietnam.
A theory that if one nation comes under Communist control, then neighboring nations will also come under Communist control.
French Indo China War
War fought for the control of Vietnam after WWII, US aides to stop the spread of communism.
A 1954 peace agreement that divided Vietnam into Communist-controlled North Vietnam and non-Communist South Vietnam.
Line of latitude that separated North and South Vietnam.
Ngo Dinh Diem
South Vietnamese President, who was. Catholic and strongly opposed communism. Poor leadership and corrupt government led to his dismay.
Were never held because the USA feared that the result would be a communist controlled Vietnam.
Oppressive laws instituted by Diem, created and enforced out of fear and paranoia of Communism.
Self-immolation refers to killing oneself as a sacrifice to bring light to a movement or ideal.
Tonkin Gulf Resolution
Adopted by Congress in 1964, giving the president broad powers to wage war in Vietnam.
The US Secretary of Defense and the architech for the Vietnam War.
American Secretary of State who was very militant and advocated military force in combating communism.
American General who commanded American military operations in the Vietnam War at its peak.
Communist guerrillas who, with the help of North Vietnam, fought against the South Vietnamese government in the Vietnam War.
Highly flammable chemical dropped from US planes in firebombing attacks during the Vietnam War.
A chemical herbicide used to clear jungle growth in the Vietnam War
Primarily manufactured in NE Minneapolis, this weapon sprayed razor sharp metal fragments when they exploded.
The gap between the Johnson Administration and the American public support.
Living Room War
For the first time, Americans could sit in their living rooms and see the devastating effects of the war (body bags) on their televisions.
Americans who opposed the Vietnam War.
Americans who supported the Vietnam War.
A massive surprise attack by the Vietcong on South Vietnamese towns and cities in early 1968,
Assassination of Robert Kennedy
Democrat Presidential candidate in 1968 who was ultimately assassinated on the campaign.
1968 Democratic National Convention
Demonstrated the confusion and lack of unity among Democrats; outside, protests and police brutality
Republican who advocated "Vietnamization" (replace US troops with Vietnamese/bombs), but also bombed Cambodia/Laos, furthering the "credibility gap".
Secretary of State under Nixon who designed plan for U.S. pullout of Vietnam.
Nixon's policy of replacing American military troops with bombs and South Vietnamese
Mi Lai Massacre
An event in Vietnam where United States troops went into the village and murdered hundreds of innocent civilians then tried to cover it up.
Though neutral, Nixon controversially invaded Cambodia in 1970 to disrupt supply lines.
Kent State Shooting
Incident in which National Guard troops fired at a group of students during an antiwar protest at Kent State University in Ohio, killing four people.
Voters who uphold traditional values, especially against the counterculture of the 1960s