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With what theory did Eisenhower defend the United States policy with Vietnam?
At the Geneva accord where was Vietnam split?
What doctrine either we use to justify our involvement in Vietnam?
Why do the vietcong gain support?
Diem was a dictator, He refused elections, Discriminated Buddhists
During the Vietnam conflict, this allowed the President to send troops into combat without the authorization of Congress?
Gulf of Tonkin Resolution
What advantages did the Vietcong have?
They knew the land, Knew their enemy
What was the chemical defoliant used to clear jungles during the Vietnam warm
What was the jellied gasoline used for bomsb?
Why did the United states use napalm and agent orange in its fight against the vietcong?
To destroy forests
Why did fighting during in Vietnam turn to a stalemate by the mid 1960s?
Vietcong showed no surrender, Johnson refused full scale invasion
What did some turn to during the war?
Drugs, Alcohol and prostitutes
What university led way for college protests during the 60s?
Why did some feel the draft was unfair?
College didn't have to serve, Poor more likely
Why did some Americans believe there was a credibility gap?
Conflicting stories from Gov. And media.
What 3 events happened in 1963?
Tet offensive, Robert Kennedy killed, MLK killed
What was vietnamization?
Gradually withdrawing from vietnam
What were the students protesting at Kent state?
Invasion of Cambodia
Who were the majority of people killed at My Lai?
Elderly and children
What did the Pentagon papers expose?
Gov. Lied about the war
What year did the war end?
1973 for america
How many Americans were killed?
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