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Vietnam Chapter 29 MC
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In the 1964 presidential election:
Lyndon Johnson pledged not to Americanize the Vietnam War.
Which statement best describes President Kennedy's handling of the Vietnam war?
He increased the number of "Advisers" from a few hundred to 16,000.
In early 1974, why did President Johnson choose not to escalate the Vietnam war?
He placed a higher priority on domestic events than on Vietnam.
The Gulf of Tonkin Resolution
Authorized the president to take any measure necessary to repel attacks against U.S. Forces in Vietnam
Operation rolling thunder was a plan that involved the
Massive bombing of North Vietnam
What was William Westmoreland's plan to win the war in Vietnam?
Use overwhelming numbers and firepower to destroy the enemy
What was the Ho Chi Minh trail?
An infiltration trail for North Vietnamese soldiers that ran through Laos and Cambodia
The 1968 Tet offensive
Was a military defeat for North Vietnam, but showed Americans that victory was nowhere in sight.
How did the Johnson administration respond to growing domestic protest over Vietnam?
It used federal agents to infiltrate and spy upon anti war groups
Why was the tet offensive considered a victory for the north Vietnamese?
It seriously weakened American support for the war
What did President Johnson's circle of advisers conclude, following the Tet offensive?
Although sufferings enormous casualties, the enemy's will to win had not lessened
In the 1968 New Hampshire Democratic Primary
Lyndon Johnson received more votes than McCarthy, but political commentators called McCarthy the real winner
When Lyndon Johnson announced that he would not seek an additional term as president, he also:
Announced that he would seek negotiations with the Viet Cong
Which democrat, running for president in 1968, was closest to president Johnson's foreign and domestic policies?
Vice President Hubert H. Humphrey
During the 1968 Democratic convention in chicago
The police indiscriminately attacked protestors and bystanders.
Which presidential candidate in 1968 appealed most strongly to Americans upset by civil rights legislation and anti war protests?
As national security adviser and Secretary of State helped to negotiate the cease-fire in Vietnam.
The policy of Vietnamization
Shifted the bulk of the fighting to the south Vietnamese while withdrawing American troops
The Nixon doctrine
Required countries threatened by communism to shoulder most of the military burdeb
What happened at the Vietnamese village of My Lai in 1968?
American soldiers massacred more than 200 men, women and children.
What sparked student unrest at Kent state university in 1970?
American forces crossed the border and invaded Cambodia.
What was the reaction of the U.S. Senate when the last troops returned from Cambodia?
Senators repealed the gulf of Tonkin resolution
What did national security adviser Henry Kissinger think would happen to the South Vietnamese government after the 1973 ceasefire?
They would be lucky to hold out for a year and a half.
The war powers act
Prevented the president from involving the United States in war without authorization from Congress
How did the Vietnam war finally end?
North Vietnam unified the country by conquering south Vietnam.
Secretary of defense under President Johnson, influenced Johnson to send air attacks and troops to Vietnam.
Gulf of Tonkin
1974 decree passed stating that the president had the authorization to take any military measures needed
United States military commander in Vietnam form 1964-1968
North Vietnamese army which the United States were fighting against
Military defeat for north Vietnam and the Viet Cong that seriously weakened American support
Minnesota Senator that opposed the war in Vietnam and unsuccessfully ran for president in 1968
Vice President under Johnson who supported his programs however lost his run for president in 1968
Nixon's national security adviser and Secretary of State that helped negotiate the cease fire.
Liberal South Dakota senator who was unsuccessful democratic candidate for president in 1972 due to being too liberal
Why did the U.S. Army drop over 1,000,000 pounds of defoliants on the forests of Vietnam?
The delegates who created the United States Constitution devised a government that was divided into three separate branches. What was the purpose of this division?
How long can a house adjourn?
In what type of law is the plaintiff always the government?
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