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Foreign Policy in the 1960s. I. Vietnam Antiwar music A. Origins B. Kennedy and the War C. Johnson and Escalation D. The Beginning of the End II. The Cold War Heats up A. Berlin Crisis B. Cuban Missile Crisis.

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Foreign policy in the 1960s
Foreign Policy in the 1960s

I. Vietnam Antiwar music

A. Origins

B. Kennedy and the War

C. Johnson and Escalation

D. The Beginning of the End

II. The Cold War Heats up

A. Berlin Crisis

B. Cuban Missile Crisis


French indochina occupied by japan during ww ii
French Indochina-Occupied by Japan during WW II


Ho chi minh
Ho Chi Minh

  • Led the Vietnamese freedom fighters during WW II


Ho chi minh1
Ho Chi Minh

  • Led the Vietnamese freedom fighters during WW II

  • Communist leader of N. Vietnam after War.


Ho chi minh2
Ho Chi Minh

  • Led the Vietnamese freedom fighters during WW II

  • Communist leader of N. Vietnam after War.

  • Fought Civil War with French from 1945-1954


Ho chi minh3
Ho Chi Minh

  • Led the Vietnamese freedom fighters during WW II

  • Communist leader of N. Vietnam after War.

  • Fought Civil War with French from 1945-1954

  • French lost at battle of Dien Bien Phu and United States supported South Vietnam against the Communist North.


Ngo diem leader of south vietnam
Ngo DiemLeader of South Vietnam



Vietnam under jfk
Vietnam under JFK

  • Kennedy continues Eisenhower policy of supporting Diem government.


Vietnam under jfk1
Vietnam under JFK

  • Kennedy continues Eisenhower policy of supporting Diem government.

  • Increases number of advisors from 2000 in 1960 to 16,000 by the end of 1963.


Vietnam under jfk2
Vietnam under JFK

  • Kennedy continues Eisenhower policy of supporting Diem government.

  • Increases number of advisors from 2000 in 1960 to 16,000 by the end of 1963.

  • Buddhist majority in Vietnam protests the brutal treatment from Diem (R. Catholic)

  • Leads to:




Vietnam and lyndon b johnson1
Vietnam and Lyndon B. Johnson

  • Increased Troop strength from 16,000 in 1963 to:


Vietnam and lyndon b johnson2
Vietnam and Lyndon B. Johnson

  • Increased Troop strength from 16,000 in 1963 to:

  • 184,000 by 1965


Vietnam and lyndon b johnson3
Vietnam and Lyndon B. Johnson

  • Increased Troop strength from 16,000 in 1963 to:

  • 184,000 by 1965

  • 300,000 by 1966


Vietnam and lyndon b johnson4
Vietnam and Lyndon B. Johnson

  • Increased Troop strength from 16,000 in 1963 to:

  • 184,000 by 1965

  • 300,000 by 1966

  • 500,000 by 1968


Gulf of tonkin incident
Gulf of Tonkin Incident

  • Johnson told Congress that two American ships had been fired upon by N. Vietnamese


Gulf of tonkin incident1
Gulf of Tonkin Incident

  • Johnson told Congress that two American ships had been fired upon by N. Vietnamese

  • Congress passes Gulf of Tonkin Resolution which gives Pres. Johnson authority to do whatever it took to protect American interests in Vietnam.






Us troops leaving saigon
US Troops leaving Saigon Sgt. Barry Sadler by Brownielocks.


Fidel castro
Fidel Castro Sgt. Barry Sadler by Brownielocks.


John f kennedy
John F. Kennedy Sgt. Barry Sadler by Brownielocks.


Nikita khrushchev premier of the soviet union
Nikita Khrushchev-Premier of the Soviet Union Sgt. Barry Sadler by Brownielocks.


Timeline of foreign policy crisis
Timeline of foreign policy crisis Sgt. Barry Sadler by Brownielocks.

  • 1959-Castro controls Cuba


Timeline of foreign policy crisis1
Timeline of foreign policy crisis Sgt. Barry Sadler by Brownielocks.

  • 1959-Castro controls Cuba

  • 1961- Bay of Pigs invasion fails


Timeline of foreign policy crisis2
Timeline of foreign policy crisis Sgt. Barry Sadler by Brownielocks.

  • 1959-Castro controls Cuba

  • 1961- Bay of Pigs invasion fails

  • 1961- Khrushchev dominates JFK at Vienna


Timeline of foreign policy crisis3
Timeline of foreign policy crisis Sgt. Barry Sadler by Brownielocks.

  • 1959-Castro controls Cuba

  • 1961- Bay of Pigs invasion fails

  • 1961- Khrushchev dominates JFK at Vienna

  • 1961- Berlin crisis: Berlin Wall goes up.


Timeline of foreign policy crisis4
Timeline of foreign policy crisis Sgt. Barry Sadler by Brownielocks.

  • 1959-Castro controls Cuba

  • 1961- Bay of Pigs invasion fails

  • 1961- Khrushchev dominates JFK at Vienna

  • 1961- Berlin crisis: Berlin Wall goes up.

  • 1962- Cuban Missile Crisis


Timeline of foreign policy crisis5
Timeline of foreign policy crisis Sgt. Barry Sadler by Brownielocks.

  • 1959-Castro controls Cuba

  • 1961- Bay of Pigs invasion fails

  • 1961- Khrushchev dominates JFK at Vienna

  • 1961- Berlin crisis: Berlin Wall goes up

  • 1962- Cuban Missile Crisis

  • 1963- Safe Arms talks begin


Timeline of foreign policy crisis6
Timeline of foreign policy crisis Sgt. Barry Sadler by Brownielocks.

  • 1959-Castro controls Cuba

  • 1961- Bay of Pigs invasion fails

  • 1961- Khrushchev dominates JFK at Vienna

  • 1961- Berlin crisis: Berlin Wall goes up

  • 1962- Cuban Missile Crisis

  • 1963- Safe Arms talks begin

  • - Hot Line installed

  • - “Thaw” in Cold War


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