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Vietnam War. Vocab: Ho Chi Minh Tet Offensive Vietcong Kent State Guiding Questions: 1. What was the war in Vietnam fought over? . Background Info . France colonized Vietnam in the mid-1800s Treated very poorly by the French

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Vietnam war

Vietnam War

Vocab:

Ho Chi Minh

Tet Offensive

Vietcong

Kent State

Guiding Questions:

1. What was the war in Vietnam fought over?


Background info

Background Info

  • France colonized Vietnam in the mid-1800s

    • Treated very poorly by the French

  • Ho Chi Minh started a nationalist movement to free the Vietnamese from the French

    • Was Communist

  • Ho Chi Minh started revolting against the French after WWII

    • Called themselves the “Vietminh”

    • Used guerrilla tactics similar to the tactics the Americans used against the British in the American Revolution


France is defeated

France is defeated

  • America tried to help France by sending weapons and money

  • The French wanted the US to join the war effort but we wouldn’t (just got out of Korean War)

  • French signed a peace agreement which divided Vietnam

    • North: Communist (Ho Chi Minh leader)

    • South: French supported democracy (NgohDinh Diem leader)


Civil war

Civil War

  • Both leaders were totalitarian and oppressive

    • Diem is assassinated by his own men

  • Ho Chi Minh wanted to unite Vietnam

    • His forces are now called Vietcong

  • US gives $$$ and weapons to the South

  • LBJ send first combat troops in Tonkin Gulf Resolution in March of 1965


Us forces in vietnam

US forces in Vietnam

  • Over 2.5 million Americans served in the Vietnam War

    • The draft was reinstituted

  • Very difficult war

    • Guerilla tactics

    • Very thick jungles (used Agent Orange to clear the jungles, but will have devastating effects on American soldiers health)

    • Vietcong had a vast tunnel system

  • Tet Offensive: Large scale attacks on South Vietnam by the Vietcong

    • Started with an attack on the US embassy in Saigon

  • The United States underestimated the power of the Vietcong

  • Nixon works to bring the troops in Vietnam home

    • US involvement in the war ended August 15 1973

      • US had almost 60,000 causalities

    • Vietnam War ended in April 1975


Anti war sentiment

Anti-War sentiment

  • Media played a huge role in anti-war sentiment

    • First time people saw real combat

  • Massive protests are held to show anti-war sentiment

    • Many always dodged the draft (refusing to go to war, move to Canada or going to jail)

  • Kent State: University brought in National Guard, who fired on students killing 4 and injured 9


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