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Unit 9: The Vietnam War
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First American President to authorize aid to be given to France in their war?
Battle in which the French will lose, and withdraw from Vietnam?
Dien Bien Phu
Group used to defeat the French and the Japanese?
Who was their leader?
Ho Chi Minh
Which American President will coin the phrase 'domino theory'?
What was the main goal of the N.V.?
Create a free and independent Vietnam
After Vietnam was divided - the dividing line was the?
Capital of North Vietnam?
Capital of South Vietnam?
What will JFK send to South Vietnam?
Military Advisors/Green Beret
Who is the first President of South Vietnam?
Ngo Dien Diem
What was supposed to happen 2 years after the French left? Did it happen?
Free election between Diem and Minh - NO
What was the President of S.V. religion?
Name of the Buddhist monk who will light himself on fire in the middle of Saigon?
Thich Quang Duc
Why did he light himself on fire?
He was protesting Diem's anti-Buddhist policies
Name of the event in which N.V. torpedo boats fire on American Destroyers?
Gulf of Tonkin Incident
Ho Chi Minh trail went through what two neutral countries?
Laos and Cambodia
What piece of legislation will allow the President to use troops to protect the US?
Gulf of Tonkin Resolution
Two countries that were supplying N.V.?
Soviet Union and China
American Bombing Campaign of N.V.?
Operation Rolling Thunder
What is the year that American Marines show up in Vietnam?
The Vietminh would be reorganized as the?
What was the Vietcong's main war strategy?
Small skirmishes, guerrilla tactics, booby-traps
What will be the first year of the lottery draft?
How was the lottery draft unfair for some?
You could get a college deferment if you could afford it, thus poorer people/minorities were mainly sent
Nickname for people who were against and for the war?
Doves and Hawks
Student protest group that will 'sit-in' and protest at Colombia University Admin. Building?
Major offensive that will be launched by the Vietcong in 1968?
What reporter will give his editorial on live TV about this event?
Name of the American General who lead our forces in Vietnam?
What major announcement will LBJ make in 1968?
That he will not run for another term in 1968?
Where was the major protests at the Democratic Convention held at?
Who are the two candidates in the 1968 Presidential Election? Who wins?
Nixon v. Humphrey v. Wallace (Nixon Wins)
What country will our new President 'secretly' invade?
Name/location of an American massacre of a Strategic Hamlet?
My Lai Massacre
Name for Nixon's policy of turning over fighting to the South Vietnamese?
Documents that will be revealed that American President had been lying and misleading the American public?
America will pull its troops out in?
Vietnam falls to the Vietcong in?
A new piece of legislation limiting the powers of the President and the Gulf of Tonkin Resolution?
War Powers Act
Group of People Nixon will try and appeal to in his quest for election?
Man who will be assassinated in 1968 by Sirhan Sirhan?
Herbicide and defoliant used?
Last President of S.V.?
Nguyen Van Thieu
Man who released the Pentagon Papers?
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