Drill:. Name some movies about the Vietnam War. How is the war generally shown? What do you think it is like by looking at this picture?. French Occupation of Vietnam. Ngo Dinh Diem (South Vietnam). Elections were supposed to be held to unite North and South Vietnam, but the U.S.
Name some movies about the Vietnam War. How is the war generally shown? What do you think it is like by looking at this picture?
Ngo Dinh Diem
Elections were supposed to be held to
unite North and South Vietnam, but the U.S.
sabotaged the elections and left Ngo Dinh Diem in
charge of South Vietnam.
Ho Chi Minh
The Domino Theory was a term that Dwight Eisenhower used in a speech to describe the consequences if Communism was not contained.
JFK increases the number of advisers, the United States is still not heavily involved in Vietnam and supports a coup (revolt) where Ngo Dinh Diem is killed. Kennedy is assassinated three weeks later.
Johnson’s “Great Society” and the idealism of the early 1960s was quickly turned sour when Johnson became more involved with Vietnam. He continued to send planes for bombing runs and ships.
The United States engaged North Vietnam forces twice on August 2nd and 4th, though the incident on August 4th may never have happened.
Congress passed the Gulf of Tonkin Resolution which gave the President power to take all measures necessary to subdue the Viet Cong and protect South Vietnam.
350-400 deaths (mostly civilian)