Vietnam: Moving towards conflict

Vietnam: Moving towards conflict
Vietnam: Moving towards conflict
Vietnam: Moving towards conflict
Vietnam: Moving towards conflict
Vietnam: Moving towards conflict
Vietnam: Moving towards conflict
Vietnam: Moving towards conflict
Vietnam: Moving towards conflict
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Vietnam: Moving towards conflict
1. Summarize Vietnam’s history as a French colony and its struggle for independence
2. Examine how the US became involved in the Vietnam Conflict
3. Describe the Expansion of US military involvement under Truman, Eisenhower, JFK, LBJ and Nixon

Truman April 1945-Jan 1953
Eisenhower 1953- Jan. 1961
JFK 1961- Nov. 1963
LBJ Nov 1963-Jan 1969
Nixon Jan 1969- Aug 9 1974

Event Titles President and Date Main points
About 4 bullets
Event A Ho Chi Minh Declares Vietnamese Independence

Event B President Truman Pledges $15 Million Aid to France

Event c Senator Jo McCarthy & McCarthyism

Event D Geneva Peace Agreement

Event E Ngo Diem Proclaims the Republic of South Vietnam

Event F Us Military Assistance Advisor Group Formed

Event G President Ngo Dihn Diem Assassinated

Event H Tonkin Gulf Incident Resolution

Event I Operation Rolling Thunder and Battle at Ia Drang Valley

Event J Veterans Stage NY Anti-War Rally

Event K Tet Offensive

Event L Presidential Election 1968

Event M Kent State 1970

Event N Pentagon Papers 1971

Event O Paris Peace Agreement 1973

Event P Fall of Saigon 1973

Event Q The Boat People 1976-1980

Event R Vietnam War Memorial 1982

Identify the Following
 Ngo Dinh Diem
 Vietcong
 Ho Chi Minh Trail
 Tonkin Gulf Resolution
 Ho Chi Minh
 Vietminh
 Domino Theory
 Dien Bien Phu
 Geneva Accords

French Rule in Vietnam
a. French ruled what areas since 1800s

b. After WWII

c. US Supported France with __________

d. Vietnamese fled to where_______________

e. Communist Leader:

f. 1940__________________ took over Vietnam

g. Ho Chi Minh formed _______________, what was their goal?

h. 1950s US Sent ______________________ to help them defeat____________

i. French surrendered at _______________________

j. Geneva Accords did what?

US Steps In
a. US More active role in halting communism

b. _______________________ became National hero despite tough leadership

c. South Vietnamese President _____________________ refused what?

d. US promised Diem ___________________________________________

e. Vietcong were___________________________
f. Ho Chi Minh supported __________________ how?

g. Where sent supplies

Kennedy and Vietnam
a. Initially

b. By 1963

c. Diem moved where and attacked

d. He buried

e. Diem was assassinated

Johnson Expands Conflict
a. Kennedy wanted

b. Domino theory

Tonkin Gulf Resolution
a. 1965

b. Operation Rolling Thunder

c. Within 4 months

d. 1964

e. Missed and Maddox

f. Two days later

g. Johnson decided

 1. How were France and the USA involved with Vietnam even before the war began?
 2. Why did South Vietnam become increasingly unstable?
 3. Do you agree with President Johnson’s response to the Vietcong attack on the eight Americans?
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