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Communist leader of the Vietnamese struggle against the French, Japanese, and the AmericansHo Chi MinhUS President responsible for the policy of Vietnamization of the warRichard NixonCreated by Ho Chi Minh, a political organization whose main goal was to win Vietnam's independence from all foreign ruleVietminhWhat was the policy instituted to bring about 'peace with honor' for the US Military as they retreated and turned the war over to ARVNVietnamizationWhich president asked Congress for the Tonkin Gulf ResolutionLyndon Baines JohnsonWhich Presidential Administration efforts mislead the American people, as revealed by the publication of the Pentagon PapersLyndon Baines JohnsonWhat was the main principal of the domino theoryIf one country falls to communism, then all in the region will follow... one by oneWho did ARVN fight against?(2)North Vietnam and the VietcongThis temporarily divided Vietnam at the 17th parallelThe Geneva AccordsThis granted the US president broad military powers in Vietnam, with no Congressional approval on how to use the troopsThe Tonkin Gulf ResolutionThis was the name of the first extensive US bombing of North VietnamOperation Rolling ThunderThis South Vietnamese opposition group carried out thousands of assassinations of South Vietnamese government officialsVietcongThe corrupt anti-communist South Vietnam President who canceled the elections that were to unify Vietnam and restricted Buddhist practiceNgo Dinh DiemThis group, formed by Vietnamese Communists and other nationalist groups in 1941, declared independence from foreign rule as its single goalVietminhThe US Military used planes to spray this leaf-killing toxic chemical which devastated the landscape of VietnamAgent OrangeAs Secretary of State in the Johnson Administration, he argued for the escalation of the number of US troops to aid South VietnamDean RuskTo expose Vietcong tunnels and hideouts, US planes dropped this gasoline-based bomb that set fire to the jungles of VietnamNapalmConducted by US Soldiers, these resulted in the uprooting of Vietnamese villagers with suspected ties to the Vietcong, the killing of their livestock, and burning of their villagesSearch and Destroy MissionsThis Secretary of Defense in the Johnson Administration admitted he would have began differently if he knew how resilient the Vietcong were... he eventually gave up and resigned from his positionRobert McNamaraAs US commander in South Vietnam, this general introduced the concept of the bodycount... as Vietcong causalities rose, the Vietcong would eventually surrenderGeneral William WestmorelandHe was the republican candidate for the 1968 Presidential ElectionRichard NixonWhich 1968 Presidential candidate was assassinatedRobert Francis KennedyThe 1968 presidential candidate that had similar view and policies as Lyndon Baines Johnson and served as his vice-presidentHubert HumphreyHe ran in the 1968 Presidential election as an independent on a platform supporting states' rights and segregationGeorge WallaceHe won the 1968 Presidential ElectionRichard NixonThis murder of more than 500 innocent Vietnamese villagers by US troops shocked Americans when it was revealed to the publicThe My Lai MassacreThis requires a president to inform Congress within 48 hours if US forces are sent into hostile areas without a declaration of warThe War Powers ActAngry with Nixon's secret orders to bomb Cambodia and Laos and then invade Cambodia, Congress repealed thisThe Tonkin Gulf ResolutionUpon hearing of this action, US college students went on the largest general student strike in the nation's historyThe US Military invasion of CambodiaPublication of this revealed, among other things, that the Johnson administration had lied to the public about its intentions in VietnamThe Pentagon PapersThis states that US troops are not to remain longer than 90 days in a hostile area without Congressional approval or declaration of warThe War Powers Act