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Vietnam war

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Ho Chi Minh
A world wanderer and a man of many names. Means "He who Enlightens,"
Ngo Dinh Dinh
South Vietnam non-Communist leader
Domino Theory
if you knock over the first one they will all fall very quickly
Vietcong
It's main goal was to overthrow of Diem's government.
Tonkin Gulf Resolution
This gave the president authority to take "all neccessary measures to repel any armed attack against forces of the U.S.."
Ho Chih Minh Trail
a network of jungle paths. The north Vietnamese used them to bring weapons & supplies to S.Vietnam.
Students for Democratic Soiety
a variety of civil rights, pacifist,religious,and students groups that shaped the antiwar movement.
Hawks
those who supported the war
Doves
those who opposed the war
Credibility Gap
The gap between the Johnson Adminstration and the American public support
Dien Bien Phu
the French military base fell after a 56-day siege by Vietnam troops
General Westmoreland
the commander of u.s. forces in vietnam
Guerilla War
Sabotaged people who fought an ran away
Henery Kissinger
the secretary of the state during the Nixon presidency
Kent State Shooting
Incident in which National Guard troops fired at a group of students during a antiwar protest at Kent State University in Ohio, killing four people
Pentagon Papers
a 7,000-page top-secret U.S. government report on the history of the internal planning and policy-making process within the government itself concerning the Vietnam War
Tet Offensive
surprise attacks on cites all over S.Vietnam
Agent Orange
A herbicide that is believed to contaminated many Americans and Vietnamese
War Powers Act
act that grants emergency executive powers to president to run war effort
Vietanmiztion
policy of equipping and training of the S. Vietnamese to fight fot themselfs
Vietnimh
league for the independence of vietnamese of vietnam:group of vietnamese nationalist organized int he 1940s by Ho Chi Minh to drive the japenese out of Vietnam