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Vietnam War (worksheet)
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______________ worked to contain the spread of communism in Southeast Asia.
President Johnson gained extraordinary war powers under the _______.
Gulf of Tonkin Resolution
The Vietminh laid siege to __________ trapping a large French garrison.
Dien Bien Phu
National Liberation Front guerrilla fighters, called______, launched an insurgency against the Diem government of South Vietnam.
________________ demanded independence from France and embraced communism.
Ho Chi Minh
The ________ was the idea that if Vietnam fell to communism, its closts neighbors would follow.
President Truman agreed to help France because he
Feared the spread of communism
The Geneva Accords provided for
The division of Vietnam into two countries.
What happened during the Vietnamese election in 1956?
Ngo Dinh Diem refused to participate.
President Johnson escalated American involvement in Vietnam by
________ is a jellied gasoline that American pilots dropped on Vietnam.
________ disagreed with President Johnson's war policy
The commander in South Vietnam was _________.
The mostly conservative ________ supported President Johnson's war policy.
To convince North Vietnam to stop reinforcing the Vietcong, President Johnson ordered Operation Rolling Thunder, which
Began a sustained bombing campaign.
American soldiers used Agent Orange to
Disrupt the enemy's food supply.
Ho Chi Minh compared his military to a
Which of the following best describes the Vietcong's war strategy?
Fight small skirmishes
By the end of 1965, most American soldiers in Vietnam
Had been drafted
Why did President Johnson have to cut back his Great Society initiatives?
The cost of the war was rising.
A group formed to campaign against poverty and racism that spoke out against the war
An antiwar senator from Minnesota who ran for president
The difference between what the administration said and what the journalists reported.
A communist assault on provincial capitals, major cities, and a U.S. embassy
A soldier who did not volunteer to serve
A Democratic senator from New York who ran for presidency.
During the Vietnam War, African American soldiers were
More likely to serve in combat positions.
To eliminate deferment abuses, the Selective Service system.
Adopted a lottery
In March 1968, what surprising announcement did President Johnson make to the American people.
He would not run for another term as president.
Who won the 1968 Presidential election
In 1971, the _____ were leaked to The New York Times
President Nixon hoped to withdraw U.S. forces through_____
The _______ called for a cease-fire and U.S. troop withdrawl.
Paris Peace Accords
In 1973, Congress passed the _______ to stop the growth of the "imperial presidency".
War Powers Act
Four people were killed during protests as ___________
Kent State University
The massacre as ________ resulted in the deaths of hundreds of Vietnamese.
President Nixon ordered the secret bombing of the Ho Chi Minh Trail in Cambodia to
Reduce the flow of communist supplies.
In 1970, President Nixon tried to break the stalemate in the peace process by
Ordering a ground attack on Vietcong bases in Cambodia.
What did the Pentagon Papers reveal?
U.S. leaders misled Congress and the American people about the war.
Ultimately, the end of the Vietnam War resulted in
Communist control of Cambodia, Laos, and Vietnam.
Nixon's leadings national security advisor was_______
_________ was a policy aimed at easing Cold War tensions,
The _______ froze the deployment of certain missiles.
Strategic Arms Limitation Treaty.
Premier ____ worked to have President Nixon visit China.
Nixon promoted _____, the idea that concrete national interests should define political goals.
President Nixon considered his approach to foreign policy to be
President Nixon believed that normalizing relations with China would
Drive a wedge between China and the Soviet Union.
China demonstrated its willingness to open talks with the united states by
hosting a table tennis match
How did the Soviet Union respond to the normalization of relations between China and the United States.
Brezhnev invited Nixon to visit Moscow.
Reduced tensions between the United States and the Soviet Union
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