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what event brought the US into the vietnam war?
Tonkin Gulf Incident (two US destroyers had been fired upon by NV ships)
great society plan
proposed by Lyndon B. Johnson; intended to give financial aid to the poor and bring them out of poverty
leader of north vietnam
Ho Chi Minh (communist)
leader of south vietnam
Ngo Dinh Diem
which president ended US involvement in the vietnam war?
military tactics used by vietnam
guerillas and bombs (hit-and-run)
why did the US withdraw from vietnam?
they were tired of being seen as "the enemy", didn't want any more deaths, and because of the lack of support from home
why did people protest the vietnam war?
they believed the war was wrong and unnecessarily brutal; it was mainly college students and universities
Nixon's officials broke into the hotel of democrats, wired their phones so they could hear their messages, and recorded everything they said to exploit them; they were all later questioned, and Nixon insisted that he was innocent
pentagram papers (Nixon's lie)
documents discovered and published from congress that misled American people regarding the US's intentions when fighting vietname; they fought not to end communism, but to avoid defeat
why did the US get involved in vietnam?
to prevent the spread of communism and to protect the US itself from such large threats