16 terms


Ho Chi Minh
Means "He Who Enlightens" and Vietnamese communist statesman
Ngo Dinh Diem
South Vietnam's non-Communist leader
Domino Theory
The theory that if one country in southeast Asia falls to Communism, the rest will fall very quickly.
Communists fighting against the South Vietnamese government
Tonkin Gulf Resolution
This gave the president authority to take "all neccessary measure to repel any armed attack against forces of the United States."
Ho Chi Minh Trail
A network of jungle paths connecting North and South Vietnam.
Students for Democratic Society
A variety of civil rights pacifistic, religious student groups that shaped the anti-war movement.
Those who support war.
Those who support peace.
Credibility Gap
The gap between the Johnson Administration and the American public support.
Dien Bien Phu
Where the French were defeated by the North Vietnamese.
General Westmoreland
The commander of U.S. forces in Vietnam.
Guerilla War
They savotaged people and then ran away.
Pentagon Papers
Historical account of the Vietnam War which was highly critical of the war.
Tet Offensive
Surprise attacks on cities in South Vietnam on the Asian New Years Day.
Agent Orange
A herbicide that is believe to have contaminated Americans and Vietnamese.