Vietnam War (the 1960’s). Vietnams struggle against French rule. If you prefer to use your textbook, please refer to…. 934-970 The Americas or 762-801 American Odyssey. Overview of the War. The war began as a struggle against French colonialism and was led by Ho Chi Minh.
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Vietnam War(the 1960’s)
Vietnams struggle against French rule.
If you prefer to use your textbook, please refer to…
934-970 The Americas or
762-801 American Odyssey
Most soldiers who fought in Vietnam were called into combat under a draft.
The Selective Service System (draft) was established during WWI).
Women could not serve in combat but 10,000 were nurses and volunteers for the war.
Ways to avoid the draft (going to war) during this period was:
Getting medical exemptions from a doctor
Joining the National Guard or Coast Guard to prevent going to war
Going to College to defer (stall) military enlistment
African Americans served in high numbers during the war because they could not afford to go to College
Those who strongly opposed the war and believed the United States should withdraw from Vietnam was known as Doves.
Those who believed that American should unleash its military force to win the war were the hawks.
You know, you see these bums, you know, blowin' up the campuses. Listen, the boys that are on the college campuses today are the luckiest people in the world, going to the greatest universities, and here they are, burnin' up the books, I mean, stormin' around about this issue, I mean, you name it - get rid of the war, there'll be another one.
Wall of Honor: Their names are engraved on the black granite of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C. as well as on the hearts of those who love them. They are the 58,226 Americans who paid the supreme sacrifice in the service of their country in Southeast Asia.
Domino theory- if one nation fell to communism, its neighbors would follow.
Search and destroy missions